In Erravalli village of Gajwel meeting constituency of Telangana, voters appear content material with the efficiency of its sitting MLA, chief minister Okay. Chandrasekhar Rao – popularly often known as KCR.
“There is no contest here. KCR will win,” says a teashop proprietor on the junction of the village. “He has done good work for the village,” he provides, pointing to the double bed room homes constructed by the chief minister. He additionally mentions the consuming water and irrigation tasks taken up by him throughout his tenure because the MLA of the constituency. “People here are completely in favour of KCR,” echoes a vendor who sells guavas in Pragnapur. “A lot has been done in his rule.”
In Jagdevpur, nevertheless, individuals imagine it’s not going to be easy for KCR to retain his seat. Pochaiyya, a villager, informs The Wire that “There is a contest because Pratap Reddy, who has been involved in public issues for the past few years, is giving good competition while KCR has remained inaccessible”. Similarly, in Sangupalli, there may be sympathy for Pratap Reddy, who’s contesting on a Congress ticket.
It is price mentioning that in the final election, Reddy obtained 67,303 votes, scoring the second place whereas contesting on a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ticket. KCR gained by a margin of 19,366 votes in a triangular battle between Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), TDP and Congress, in which the Congress candidate T. Narsa Reddy acquired 34,085 votes.
However, this time round, with the approaching collectively of TDP and Congress beneath the banner of Maha Kutami and Narsa Reddy supporting Pratap Reddy, the alliance candidate stands a good likelihood of successful. Political observers in the state capital imagine that if the alliance is ready to switch its votes, then it can be very troublesome for KCR to retain his personal seat.
Another side which might work towards KCR isn’t spending sufficient time in the constituency, one thing that even the chief minister acknowledges. According to a current report in the Times of India, whereas addressing 20,000 celebration males from throughout the constituency at Erravelli, he had mentioned that, “I will allocate more time for Gajwel in my next term.” It can also be being alleged that it’s not simply his constituency that’s feeling uncared for, he has additionally been nearly inaccessible to individuals at giant.
Moreover, final month, a number of TRS leaders from his constituency joined the Congress. According to a report in The Hindu, “Those who joined included Jagdevpur MPP Renuka, MPTCs Mamata Bhanu and Kavitha Yadigiri, former sarpanches Ellaiah and Vijaya, councillors Bhagya Laxmi and Durga Prasad.” Similarly, in the final month, two senior TRS leaders, Narsa Reddy, former Gajwel MLA and Ramulu Naik, MLC from Narayankhed, crossed over to the Congress.
Meanwhile, a assured KCR and his celebration members are closely counting on the seen growth work and welfare tasks undertaken by his authorities. “Eighty percent of the polled votes would be in favour of us. It would be an outright (win),” Rao’s political secretary, S. Subhash Reddy, instructed PTI. He cited the 24-hour energy provide to farm sector, copious provide of fertilisers, ‘Rythu Bandhu’ funding assist scheme and farmers’ insurance coverage scheme as examples of a number of the welfare measures undertaken by the TRS authorities.
The state goes to polls on December 7 and the outcomes will be declared on December 11. It would be attention-grabbing to see whether or not the grand alliance will get its votes efficiently transferred or the seen growth work executed by the TRS authorities prevails.
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