Today is the last day of the campaign in Seema Andhra region. The 175 constituencies and 25 MP constituencies in the region will go to polls on May 7th. This is the first election after the state division and very crucial for the region as it going to face several challenges which includes deficit budget and no proper state capital. It is difficult to continue the existing welfare programs due to the weak state treasury.
And coming to the campaign of parties, Congress is at the bottom with almost heading towards a washout from the region. Many of its candidates even did not take the pain of campaigning. Chiranjeevi tried his might to push the party’s chances but in vain. On the other side, YSR Congress had fielded all YSR’s family members on roads to propel the sympathy factor. The party was successful in polarizing Christian votes through the Churches. Their TV ad campaigns were also effectively made to stir the sentiment in people. But the cadre and leaders were highly discouraged by the negative result foretold by Lagadapati Raja Gopal.
Telugu Desam Party on the other side were buoyed by the success of Narendra Modi, Chandra Babu and Pawan Kalyan meetings. Chandra Babu and Pawan Kalyan went on whirlwind tours to ensure victory in their strongholds. Nandamuri Balakrishna was mostly limited to Anantapur district and he is expected to win majority seats from there. The Parties TV ad campaigns attracted middle class voters and the cadre is on high with the positive result from Lagadapati’s Survey.