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Jagan's Next Move Is On New Districts

Jagan's Next Move Is On New Districts

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is likely to announce his one more promise of creating new districts in the state, very soon.

Even as the state administration is busy with the election plan for the zilla parishads and mandal parishads, the chief minister is planning to engage people in prolonged discussions and debates before he takes a call on having new districts in the State.

Though creation of new districts is not part of the party’s manifesto of Navarathnalu, Jagan Mohan Reddy had made this promise to the people during his historic padayatra, before the 2019 elections.

He said that he would make every Lok Sabha constituency as a district and thus the state was promised to have 25 districts.

As there are some revenue issues and sentimental issues if the state has to create new districts based on the Lok Sabha constituencies, Jagan Mohan Reddy is said to be thinking of constituting an expert committee to tour the state at least for two to three months and make recommendations.

As of now, the existing Parliamentary constituencies are spread over one or two revenue districts, while some constituencies are spread across the regions or the closest cities and towns for the people, which they like and associate more.

It would be difficult for the people to miss those identities if the new districts are created on the basis of the Lok Sabha constituencies.

Though Jagan Mohan Reddy had already reorganised his party by creating district units at the Lok Sabha constituency level, he has to begin this exercise with the revenue officials.

Having created the village secretariats and brought administration close to the people, the big task before him now is the creation of the new districts.

However, this would happen only after the local body elections are held as the government had already announced the reservations for the next Zilla Parishad chairperson posts.

Though the elections are held now, the new districts are most likely to come any time after the elections and that would only be for the administrative purpose and not to have re-election.

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