Hyderabad: The Huzurnagar Assembly byelection is going to turn into another Nizamabad parliamentary election where more than 200 turmeric farmers had filed their nominations.
In Huzurnagar, 252 sarpanches will be filing their nominations on September 29. Lawyers and unemployed youth are also going to file nominations en masse.
Sarpanches Forum president Balavantha Reddy said it was being done to protest against the government’s attitude to their problems. Speaking to this newspaper, he said that giving joint power to sarpanches and upa sarpanches to sign cheques has to be stopped. This will create problems for sarpanches as they will be held responsible if an upa sarpanch misuses this power; sarpanches alone must have the authority to sign official cheques.
He said that the government has diverted the funds allotted to the villages and that it had to release the money.
About 30 lawyers have decided to file their nominations in protest against the non-implementation of promises made by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao during the movement for a separate state.
Unemployed educated youth, who were promised Rs 3,013 per month in the ruling party’s manifesto during the Assembly elections, are also planning to file en masse nominations as they see no sign of the money being disbursed....