YSR Cong welcomes poll schedule, confident of clean sweep

The YSR Congress Party, which is upbeat on facing the by-polls, has welcomed the election schedule for the 18 Assembly and Nellore Parliamentary Seats and expressed confidence the Party will win all the seats ‘hands down’. Party Spokesperson Ambat Rambabu told reporters here this evening that keeping up with the tradition of maintaining a full electoral college before the Presidential poll, the Election Commission has announced the schedule and ‘we welcome the June 12 by-polls’.

Mr Rambabu said though Chief Minister N Kiran Kumara Reddy had hurriedly released Rs 100 crore for works in the 18 Assembly constituencies, where elections are due from the Rs 600 crore CM’s Fund, there is no chance of grounding works as the election schedule is announced. The intentions of the State Government to split the amount by allotting it to smaller works worth less than Rs 5 lakhs to avoid calling of tenders, did not pay off as the works were not grounded and the sanctioned amount will be under the discretion of the newly elected MLAs, he said.