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The following article was published in Niti Central. Pasting it here for reference:
Before getting into the results, here’s a brief on what exactly is MPTC and ZPTC. The hierarchy of the Panchayat Raj system is like this. First comes Gram Panchayat. Then comes Mandal Praja Parishad (MPP) and then comes Zilla Parishad (ZP). The current election held was for electing members to the MPP and ZP. In addition to these elected members, local MLAs and MPs are also part of the MPP and ZP. These elections are primarily for rural bodies, and are based on the population.
The following article was written for Niti Central. Pasting it here for reference.
The second factor is the strong urge of the folks to rise up to the challenge of building a new State for themselves. As has been argued earlier, technically, a new State of Andhra Pradesh is being created and not a new State of Telangana – for the existing capital city is in Telangana. People in the Seemandhra region are quite vociferous about this challenge. The TDP-led the campaign on the promise of past work in developing Hyderabad – if we did it once, we can do it again. Modi’s campaign in the region also stressed on specifics of developing each district – something that was missing in the YSRCP camp. The campaign of YSRCP centered around YSR and his schemes; of promises of jobs and loans; and other such doles.