Unanimous polls in thandas in Rajanna Sircilla; Panchayats
Several Girijan thandas in Rajanna Sircilla district of Telangana have elected their panchayat leaders unanimously. Sarpanches, Upasarpanches and ward members were all elected unanimously. Women were elected to the Panchayat posts in many thandas. Earlier, thandas (hamlets) were not included in Panchayats. But now many of them have been roped in and government has promised funds as bonus for those who elect their panchayat leaders unanimously. The sarpanchs said that they would develop their thandas with the help of these funds.