Even as the people across the two Telugu States are divided over the victory to the parties in the April 11 polling, Congress president Rahul Gandhi saw a big win for the ruling Telugu Desam Party. The Congress president, who joined TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu at the election meeting in Raichur of Karnataka, the other day, saw better chances for Chandrababu Naidu in this round of elections. He said people of Andhra Pradesh have voted for Chandrababu Naidu as he is needed to continue the development of the State on one side and fight against the corrupt and undemocratic Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the other.
“There is a need to continue the developmental works in Andhra Pradesh. The welfare programmes too are to be continued. People (of AP) have voted for this reason. They are wise enough to know their priorities and that is the reason why they have voted for the TDP. On the other hand, the country is looking for political leaders who can fight against the dictatorial leadership of Narendra Modi. Chandrababu Naidu had been fighting against Narendra Modi and this fight has to be continued for which the people have voted,” Rahul Gandhi said and sought votes in Karnataka for the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) combine.
Back home in Andhra Pradesh, there is a strong debate on the electoral prospects of both the ruling TDP and the Opposition YSR Congress. A big victory is predicted for both the parties this time. The leaders claim this big win for their parties. The TDP claims to win over 130 Assembly seats in the House of 175 seats, while the Y S Jagan lead YSR Congress clams anywhere between 120 and 125 Assembly seats.
The poll pundits too are divided between the two parties as per their loyalties. The YSR Congress, which lost the power just by 2 per cent of votes in the 2014 elections is confident of its victory this time. But, the TDP is also equally confident of its victory as it finds the high turnout of voters on the polling day was in its favour.
Yesterday, Pawan Kalyan lead Jana sena leader and former police officer V V Lakshminarayana claiming that his party will form the next government by winning 85 assembly seats.