The TRS' winning corporators were today sworn in as officeholders of the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation, the Khammam Municipal Corporation, and five other municipalities following the announcement of the results of the recent municipal elections.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had sent the names of the nominees for the bodies' various posts, including mayor, deputy mayor, chairperson, and deputy chairperson, in sealed covers to the seven ULBs.
The new officeholders, whose names were announced today, were all sworn into office in the presence of the poll observers appointed by the CM
. Given below is a list of the new ULB officials:
1. For the Warangal ULB, Gundu Sudharani was picked as Mayor while Rizwan Shamim Masood was picked as the Deputy Mayor. Ministers Errabelli Dayakar Rao, A Indrakaran Reddy and Gangula Kamalakar were present for the oath ceremony. However since eight corporators had recently tested positive for Covid-19, they took part in the swearing-in ceremony virtually.
2. For the Khammam ULB, P Neeraja took oath as Mayor and Fathima Johra was sworn in as the Deputy Mayor. Minister V Prashant Reddy announced their names.
3. For the Siddipet ULB, K Manjula was appointed to the post of Mayor while J Kanakaraj was appointed to the post of Deputy Mayor.
4. For the Jadcherla ULB, while D Lakshmi Ravinder was made Mayor, P Saarika Rammohan was made Deputy Mayor.
5. For the Nakirekal ULB, R Srinivas Goud was made Chairman and Umarani was made his deputy.
6. For the Kothur ULB, Lavanya Yadav was sworn in as Chairperson while G Ravinder took oath as Deputy Chairperson.
7. For the Achhampet ULB, Edla Narsimha Goud will be serving as the new Chairman and Shailaja Vishnuvardhan Reddy will serve as the Deputy Chairperson.
The observers had held meetings
with local leaders and the newly-elected corporators yesterday to brief them about the procedure to appoint the officeholders.
Following the declaration of the results, the CM had appointed prominent leaders as election observers for the ULBs, including ministers A Indrakaran Reddy, T Srinivas Yadav, Gangula Kamalakar, Prashant Reddy, and TRS General Secretary N Naresh Reddy.
The municipal elections allowed the ruling party to reassert its popularity, which many had claimed had been on the wane, as it captured all seven ULBs
with huge margins.