The Praja Rajyam Party’s exercise to analyse the polling trends has reached farcical proportions, embarrassing party president Chianjeevi to no end.
Though he is appealing to the contestants repeatedly to state their prospects honestly, the candidates are making out as if they are going to register landslide victory even in inhospitable constituencies.
To ensure that the party president would get a clear idea as to how youth and women had voted for the party, the leaders distributed proformas to them to enter the details of percentage of polling of youth, women and so on. But the candidates who apparently did not make any analysis of the polling pattern in their constituencies, copied the details from others’ proformas only to escape the ire of the party president.
Chiranjeevi began Assemblywise analysis of the party’s performance recently. On day one he interacted with the candidates of three districts and found that they were not coming out with critical analysis and decided to hasten the exercise. Candidates are trying to keep the party president in good humor by claiming that the party would win at least 8 seats in every district.
More ridiculous are some comments made by some candidates that the party would win Kuppam seat, represented by Telugu Desam party president N Chandrababu Naidu and Rapthadu constituency from where Paritala Sunitha is contesting.
Kadapa district candidates were so confident that party would win 8 seats in the bastion of the Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy.
With such a `fabulous’ feedback even Chiranjeevi was reportedly annoyed over the performance reports.
Though the party has asked the candidates to spell out the problems they had faced in the run up to polls and the factors that had worked on the poll day, the poll pattern and suggestions to improve the party, no candidate has applied their minds and came up with the details.