TDP to analyse by-poll results

Stunned by the defeat in the by-elections, the Telugu Desam Party has convened a meeting of its politburo here today. In the meeting, the politburo will analyse the results and the causes of the party’s defeat at the hustings. Both the ruling Congress and the main opposition Telugu Desam Party were trying to come to terms with the reality and decipher its meanings over their defeat in the by-elections.

The TDP, which drew a blank in the by-elections to 18 Assembly Seats and Lok Sabha Seat, in its first reaction attributed the defeat to the sympathy wave following the arrest of YSR Congress Party Chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy whose party swept the bypolls winning 15 Assembly and the lone Lok Sabha Seat.

State Congress President Botsa Satyanarayana said the party will undertake a detailed analysis of the by-election results in which it secured only two seats