Women contestants in the fray for sarpanch elections scheduled for July 31, who are financially not too sound to woo voters with valuables, have taken up a unique stand of highlighting what other candidates failed to promise.
All-round development of their panchayat is their mantra and their promise to the voters. Women candidates in Kruthuvennu, Machilipatnam rural and Bantumilli have intensified their campaign by raising their voice against poor access to health care, basic amenities and largely better management of natural resources.
“Village drinking water pond was auctioned for aquaculture. Once liquor-free village is now flourishing with the trade. More than half of the 1,500 families are still living in huts,’’ said Matlam panchayat contestant Tumma Venkatalakshmi.