War over Guntur Municipal boundaries

War over Guntur Municipal boundaries

The squabbles in Kiran Govt have reached a new peak . His ministers are openly warring in public over policies and programs to suit their personal business and political agenda. The affairs of the Greater Guntur Municipal corporation is just an example .

Municipal administration minister Maheedhar Reddy is in a piquant situation with his ministerial colleagues from Guntur district warring over inclusion of villages in ‘greater’ Guntur, the proposal of which was approved by the government recently.

 While Kanna Lakshminarayana wants merger of only 10 villages, which are considered to be strongholds of Kapus and dalits, local MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and rural development minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad are insisting on the merger of all the 15 villages listed in the proposal for greater Guntur Municipal Corporation.

The recent publication of a draft notification by the municipal administration ministry to elicit a public opinion on the merger of 10 neighouring villages to the existing municipal corporation has triggered a fresh war between arch rivals Kanna and Rayapati.

Taking objection to the draft notification, the MP wrote a strong letter to Maheedhar demanding the merger of all the 15 villages originally proposed in the GGMC plan. In the draft notification, the GMC called for objections on the merger of ten villages only as against 15 earlier proposed.

Even the rural development minister Dokka Manikya Prasad had taken objection along with the MP towards the non inclusion of Nallapadu, Pedapalakalur, Ankireddipalem (part), Adavitakkellapadu, Gorantla, Potthur, Chowdavaram, Etukur (part), Budampadu and Reddipalem villages.