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TDP wins Nandyal bye-election


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TDP wins Nandyal bye-election

2017-09-14 00:58:58

TDP wins Nandyal bye-election

The News Bureau

The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh successfully won the Nandyal bye-poll. The TDP candidate defeated the Opposition YSRCP contestant, with a margin of over 27,000 votes.The YSRCP bagged 69,710 votes, while the Congress could only manage a dismal 1,153 votes, according to media reports.

The bye-poll was necessitated after the death of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who had quit the TDP wins Nandyal bye-election SR Congress party to join the ruling TDP in 2016. There were 15 candidates in the fray, including Bhuma's nephew Brahmananda Reddy of the TDP, Silpa Mohan Reddy of the YSR Congress and Abdul Khader from the Congress.Since the counting began, the result was leaning in TDP's favour, as the ruling party kept increasing its margin with each round of counting.

After five rounds of counting, TDP led with a margin of 13,162 votes over the YSRCP. By the tenth round of counting, the margin had widened to more than 19,000 votes.With this result, the TDP has stormed into the constituency in the Rayalaseema region of the state, which has historically been viewed as a Congress bastion, and later a YSRCP stronghold.

Over 80 percent of voters cast ballots in the bye-election, which was finished peacefully barring minor incidents. According to reports, the TDP and YSRCP did not poll a single vote in the postal ballots, as out off 250 postal ballot votes, 39 were invalid and 211 were NOTA. Meanwhile, the Congress barely managed to collect a little over 1,000 votes, faring just slightly better than some Independent candidates.

Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal told reporters in Hyderabad that this would be the highest polling in "years or a decade".Over 2.19 lakh voters were eligible to exercise their franchise at 255 centres. For the first time, the Election Commission used Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the election. The VVPAT helps the voters know the candidates they voted for. The VVPAT attached to the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) displays for seven seconds the name of the candidate the voter cast ballot for. Bhanwarlal said there were no complaints about the functioning of VVPAT.

More than 2,500 police personnel, six units of central paramilitary forces, 15 platoons of the Armed Reserve and Special Police were deployed on the day of polling.Meanwhile, political analysts say the mandate is a severe blow for YSRCP not just in this bye-election, but it will have a far reaching effect in the run up for 2019 elections.

It seems Jagan is not ready to learn lessons from the defeat. If he continues to show the same arrogance, it would be highly difficult for him to keep all the leaders together until 2019 and people will completely loss confidence on him, the analysts say.

Some analysts opined that Jagan should not have filded his party candidate since the bye-election was conducted on the demise of sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy. Instead, he should have announced that he respects the sentiment and supports unanimous election of any person from Bhuma family and it would have garnered him lot of sympathy and support from the people not only in Nandyal but in entire Andhra Pradesh.

However, Jagan, with his arrogant behavior, going on making mistakes which could be fatal for him and his party prospects in the days to come.

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TDP wins Nandyal bye-election

2017-09-14 00:58:58

The News Bureau

The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh successfully won the Nandyal bye-poll. The TDP candidate defeated the Opposition YSRCP contestant, with a margin of over 27,000 votes.The YSRCP bagged 69,710 votes, while the Congress could only manage a dismal 1,153 votes, according to media reports.

The bye-poll was necessitated after the death of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who had quit the SR Congress party to join the ruling TDP in 2016. There were 15 candidates in the fray, including Bhuma's nephew Brahmananda Reddy of the TDP, Silpa Mohan Reddy of the YSR Congress and Abdul Khader from the Congress.Since the counting began, the result was leaning in TDP's favour, as the ruling party kept increasing its margin with each round of counting.

After five rounds of counting, TDP led with a margin of 13,162 votes over the YSRCP. By the tenth round of counting, the margin had widened to more than 19,000 votes.With this result, the TDP has stormed into the constituency in the Rayalaseema region of the state, which has historically been viewed as a Congress bastion, and later a YSRCP stronghold.

Over 80 percent of voters cast ballots in the bye-election, which was finished peacefully barring minor incidents. According to reports, the TDP and YSRCP did not poll a single vote in the postal ballots, as out off 250 postal ballot votes, 39 were invalid and 211 were NOTA. Meanwhile, the Congress barely managed to collect a little over 1,000 votes, faring just slightly better than some Independent candidates.

Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal told reporters in Hyderabad that this would be the highest polling in "years or a decade".Over 2.19 lakh voters were eligible to exercise their franchise at 255 centres. For the first time, the Election Commission used Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the election. The VVPAT helps the voters know the candidates they voted for. The VVPAT attached to the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) displays for seven seconds the name of the candidate the voter cast ballot for. Bhanwarlal said there were no complaints about the functioning of VVPAT.

More than 2,500 police personnel, six units of central paramilitary forces, 15 platoons of the Armed Reserve and Special Police were deployed on the day of polling.Meanwhile, political analysts say the mandate is a severe blow for YSRCP not just in this bye-election, but it will have a far reaching effect in the run up for 2019 elections.

It seems Jagan is not ready to learn lessons from the defeat. If he continues to show the same arrogance, it would be highly difficult for him to keep all the leaders together until 2019 and people will completely loss confidence on him, the analysts say.

Some analysts opined that Jagan should not have filded his party candidate since the bye-election was conducted on the demise of sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy. Instead, he should have announced that he respects the sentiment and supports unanimous election of any person from Bhuma family and it would have garnered him lot of sympathy and support from the people not only in Nandyal but in entire Andhra Pradesh.

However, Jagan, with his arrogant behavior, going on making mistakes which could be fatal for him and his party prospects in the days to come.