12 Guntur villages all set for sarpanch polls today

Twelve villages in the strife-torn Palnadu area of Andhra Pradesh`s Guntur district will go to polls to elect sarpanches.

Updated: Aug 08, 2013, 08:06 AM IST

Guntur: Twelve villages in the strife-torn Palnadu area of Andhra Pradesh`s Guntur district will go to polls on Thursday to elect sarpanches.

The elections in these villages were deferred by the State Election Commission owing to the law and order situation and allegations of auctioning of posts.

Forty candidates are in the fray for 12 sarpanch posts.

A large police contingent has been deployed in these villages due to the "previous history of electoral violence" in the area, sources said.

PTI