After seven years, the pending bills worth Rs 27 lakh were paid voluntarily by the candidates three days before nomination day.
Sujatha Gupta, SCB CEO said “The due bills were paid by 114 candidates who were contesting for the elections. The bills were were due for last many years and also incurred penalties.” The defaulters also included former Board members.
A revenue wing official said “S. Keshav Reddy, the candidate who won the election from No. 2 and also a former ward member, J. Maheshwar Reddy, the candidate who bagged the seat from ward. No.1 and P. Shyam Kumar, former Board member from ward VII, among others, cleared their bills before to the elections.”
The official said as per the Cantonment Act, eligible for contesting in the elections would be a candidate who is not a defaulter. They made payments through cheques and demand drafts.