Hyderabad: The TDP legislator, Mr Payyavula Keshav has observed that the results of local bodies MLC elections have proved that the TDP was gaining strength in the State and anti-incumbency increasing against the Congress government.
Reacting on the MLC election results at the Media Point in the Legislative Assembly, Mr Payyavula Keshav reminded that the TDP won three MLC seats as against its earlier strength of one in the Seemandhra region. The Congress MPTCs also supported the TDP candidates with a dissidence on the functioning of the Congress Government. The public dissent on the government has transferred to the local bodies elected represented that reflected the MLC elections. The TDP hasn’t sought support of any party in the MLC elections, he made it clear.
He also made it clear that the TDP was always working against both the Congress and YSR Congress party (Jagan Party). The local factors and situations have impact the voting pattern of MLC elections, he felt.
Stating that the corruption and irregularities which have taken place in the last six years rule have caused ire of the people against the ruling Congress, Mr Keshav said that the public opposition against the Congress would have more in the direct election as the MLC elections were indirect ones. He pointed out that the Congress won three seats with narrow margin of less than 10 votes majority. The situation of Jagan group candidates was also similar. The TDP won three seats with 40 to 50 votes majority.
Indirectly referring to the allegations of match fixing between the TDP and Congress in Kadapa district, the TDP legislator reminded that the TDP did not field candidates in Kadapa during the regime of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy also. The TDP local bodies elected representatives in the district cast their votes as per their discretion. Both the Chief Minister, Mr K Kiran Kumar Reddy and the YSR Congress party leader, Mr Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy took the Kadapa elections as a prestige issue and pumped crores of rupees to win the seat. The result of Kadapa MLC election was not actually the public mandate, he opined.
He also opined that the results of the elections were also proved that TDP was only the alternative political force in the State. (NSS)