The hectic election campaign is set to end this evening. The candidates and the parties who have been engaged in reaching out to the voters and winning them will be left with a few hours in their hands before the State goes to silence at 5 pm today. The leaders are making their best to win the voters before the electioneering goes to silence mode.
The high voltage campaign and all the microphones are set to be muted this evening, before they make the best of the highest noise. They campaign vehicles and the mikes will be put into silent mode after a hectic campaign of 24 days. The mikes would go back to the stores and the vehicles would go to their respective places. The party leaders will sit down to work in their offices organising the network for the polling day from the booth level.
The ruling Telugu Desam Party is confident of retaining the power for the second term as it has issues like Polavaram and Amaravati to be continued. The job offers that the party had been making since 2014 will continue as the promise is renewed, though it is not sure whether the voters have accepted this promise or not. The welfare initiatives that the TDP started two months ago for women and farmers, besides the unemployed youth, is giving hopes for the party to retain its power.
The TDP had roped in West Bengal chief minister Mamatha Benerji, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Farooq Abdulla and former prime minister Deve Gowda to campaign for the party.
The opposition YSR Congress is flying high with the silent mood of the people in its favour. They believe that the party is coming to power with the party winning three digit (above 100) seats in the 175 member Assembly. The party’s hectic campaign had seen star campaigners including Vijayamma and Sharmila, besides Jaganmohan Reddy. The campaign was conducted by the three of the family members and they are now sure of bringing back Rajanna Rajyam, the welfare regime of late Rajasekhar Reddy.
The Congress and the BJP have no stakes in this election. The Jana Sena, which had aligned with the CPI and the CPM, besides the BSP, is limited to some pockets where the Kapu youth are active and their presence in terms of votes is considerable.
It is to be seen how the voter would take a call on these parties and whom he prefers in this election.