Exuding confidence of his victory in Tirupati, Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi has ruled out hung Assembly in the State.
Addressing a media conference here today after end of final phase of polling in the State, he said the PRP would win 95 to 108 seats of the total 140 Assembly constituencies that went to polls. Denying the match-fixing charge of TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, he said people were well aware of the ties between the Congress and TDP behind the scene. The Congress and the TDP were the two sides of the same coin called corruption, he said.
On PRP’s political alliance at the national level, he said the interests of the State were paramount for them. “We are for the people, their decision is ours,’’ he said, ruling out any alliance with either the Congress or BJP. Exuding confidence that he would win from both Tirupati and Palacole, he said: “Both segments are dear to me. I will adopt one constituency, while representing the other.’’ Hyderabad: The Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) claimed that true democracy would dawn in the State on May 16 as the ‘anarchist’ Congress government would fade away.
People wanted a change of regime, it claimed.
Speaking to mediapersons here today, party vice-president T Devendar Goud, general secretary Allu Aravind and political affairs committee member P Upendra said it was quite clear from the way people voted enthusiastically right from early in the morning that they wanted Chiranjeevi to become the Chief Minister.
Allu Aravind said he had seen long queues of women and youth at several polling booths and most of them had cast their vote by 10 am.
Stating that high poll percentage was a pointer to anti-establishment vote, Aravind said the poll percentage recorded on Thursday clearly showed that the voters were against Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. “I thought poll percentage would be about 65, but it looks like it might reach 75. The huge turnout indicates people’s affection for Chiranjeevi,” Aravind claimed.
Even though TD president N Chandrababu Naidu knew well that he had lost the elections, he was putting up a brave face, he alleged.
Both the Congress and TDP were claiming 230 seats each which was ridiculous as the total seats were 294, Aravind said.
As many as 122 candidates he had spoken to so far had given encouraging feedback and, surprisingly, some of them were confident of winning even those seats on which they had not pinned any hopes, Aravind said.
“Many people are asking whether Chiranjeevi will be a king or kingmaker.
I say that he will be the king.
In our lingo, however, Chief Minister is the chief servant of the State,” he explained.He complimented the Election Commission for conducting the elections in a free and fair manner. Chief Electoral Officer IV Subba Rao had addressed the complaints immediately, he said.
The violence in Kadapa district, particularly in Pulivendula, was a testimony to how
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