Jagan affirms victory
Kadapa Special Correspondent adds: YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy beamed with confidence at the outcome of today’s polling as he thanked voters from Chittoor to Srikakulam districts on conclusion of voting for 25 Parliament constituencies and 175 Assembly constituencies in Seemandhra region.
“It will be a one-sided sweep for YSRC with the people’s overwhelming support and God’s grace,” Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy remarked in Pulivendula. “I was able to relentlessly fight with various forces that worked against me over the last four and a half years because the people are on my side”, he said in Pulivendula. The mood was upbeat in the YSRC camp.
“I appealed to the people to decide between a political party which will wage a fight with the Central government to secure adequate funds for undertaking development and a government which will meekly surrender to the Centre,” the YSRC leader said. He took a dig at the Congress, accusing it of enacting the A.P. Reorganisation Bill in an atrocious manner, “but the BJP and TDP supported the Bill”.
The bifurcation process was undertaken in such a haphazard manner that the outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh read out a letter in Parliament on development of Seemandhra, but its contents did not figure in the Bill, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said. The capital city, Hyderabad, which generated 75 per cent of revenue by way of VAT and 60 per cent of Andhra Pradesh revenue, was weaned away from Seemandhra.
TDP chief confident of getting absolute majority in Seemandhra
V. Rishi Kumar
Courtesy The Hindu Businessline
Hyderabad, May 8:
Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu today expressed confidence that the TDP-BJP alliance will get absolute majority in the Seemandhra region.
He said TDP will secure 120-130 Assembly seats of the 175 and 20-22 of 25 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra.
The high voter turnout of close to 80 per cent and support from women, youth and other sections will ensure absolute majority, he said.
Referring to violence on polling day, he said the Election Commission has to crack the whip.