AP Elections: Minor clashes break out across the state
The AP electorate’s mind is unpredictable. They often think just opposite to the way the poll experts think. So, no possibility can be ruled out.
Some minor clashes have broken out across the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which is in the poll stations today. In Andhra Pradesh, the Assembly Election and General Election is happening simultaneously. The ruling TDP, the main opposition YSRCP, and the new entrant Jana Sena are the main players in the state in the latest election. Though the national parties like the BJP and the Congress is contesting in the election, they, unlike other states, has little role in the politics of the state of AP. In AP, the battle is between the three prime regional parties.
All three assures that they will bring the benefit of special status to the state if they are voted to power.
The pre-poll survey says the YSR Congress Party has a slight edge over the others as it is the only party that has been standing with the people’s demand for the benefit of special status since the day the demand originated.
A section of people is unhappy with the ruling as at one point the ruling TDP tried to settle for something lower than the benefit of special status.
However, the TDP is of the opinion that the state cannot settle for anything less than the benefit of special status.
The benefit has been demanded as a section of the society still believes that the bifurcation has badly affected their financial structure as they has lost their financial centre Hyderabad to Telangana as a part of the act.
Anyway, a large section still agrees that their CM N Chandrababu Naidu is one of the most efficient administrators the state has ever witnessed.
What his opponents lack is the charisma the CM possesses. Still, the AP electorate’s mind is unpredictable. They often think just opposite to the way the poll experts think. So, no possibility can be ruled out.
Vignesh. S. G
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