The YSR Congress is poised to sweep the ensuing by-elections in the coastal districts but will lose some of its so called seats.
This is what the survey of Andhra Jyothi newspaper says. The newspaper not known to a supporter of either Congress or YSR Congress, has conducted a survey in 10 of the 18 Assembly constituencies going to polls shortly. Results suggested that of the 10 seats, YSRC was poised to win 8 while the TDP might get 2. Congress would not win even a single seat, suggests this survey.
The survey was conducted in Allagadda, Udayagiri, Rajampet, Yemmiganur, Railway Koduru, Tirupati, Anantapur Urban, Raya Durgam, Rayachoti and Ongole constituencies. The report suggests that the YSRC has strong winning chances and is way ahead of others in Ongole, Udayagiri, Tirupati, Rajampet, Railway Koduru, Rayachoti, Anantapuram Urban and Allagadda constituencies.
TDP is set to win in Rayadurgam and Yemmiganur. Congress would be in second place in Rayadurgam, Railway Koduru and Allagadda while it has to be satisfied with third place in rest of the seats. Likewise, the survey suggests that TDP would be in second place in Ongole, Udayagiri, Tirupati, Rajampet, Rayachoti and Anantapur Urban. YSRC would occupy the second position in Yemmiganur and third place in Rayadurgam, says the survey.
The newspaper which has earlier surveyed the prospects of different parties in another 7 Assembly constituencies earlier has concluded that YSRC would win 10 of the 17 seats for which survey was conducted in two phases. They are Ongole, Udayagiri, Tirupati, Rajampet, Railway Koduru, Rayachoti, Anantapur Urban, Allagadda, Polavaram and Macherla. TDP was poised to win 4 seats – Rayadurgam, Yemmiganuru, Prattipadu and Payakaraopet. Congress would win 3 seats – Narasannapet, Ramachandrapuram and Narasapuram. The survey did not cover Parakala of Warangal district in Telangana.
The survey also said that though the government and Congress leaders have been stating that innovative welfare schemes like ‘Arogya Sri’ ‘Jala Yagnam’, Fees Reimbursement, Reservations for Muslims, Indiramma Illu, distribution of lands to the poor and development of assigned lands were all the brain children of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, people were not convinced. They are of the view that late Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was the innovator and reposed faith in his son Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy that he alone would be able to take these schemes forward.