Panchayat polls: Telangana SEC warns against auction of posts

Hyderabad: The State Election Commission (SEC), Telangana, taking serious note of reports that posts of sarpanch and ward members in the coming panchayat elections were being auctioned, warned that such elections would be cancelled.

The SEC issued notification on 1 January for the elections.

A three-phase elections for the 12,732 gram panchayats will be held in Telangana: The first phase which began Monday will end on 21 January, the second from 11 to 25 January and the final phase from 11 to 30 January.

NT Bureau