Badvel victory reflects people's faith in Jagan Mohan Reddy: YSRCP

YSRCP on Tuesday retained the Badvel (SC) Assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh by a huge margin of 90,533 votes in the by-election held on 30 October.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  3 Nov 2021 2:47 AM GMT
Badvel victory reflects peoples faith in Jagan Mohan Reddy: YSRCP

Vijayawada: Buoyed by Badvel victory, Andhra Pradesh government Chief Whip G Srikanth Reddy said people have again reposed faith in Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy as they witnessed true welfare in the last two years.

Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, he said Badvel win has increased their responsibility. "This is the victory of Dalits, weaker sections, and common man," he said.

Srikanth Reddy said Chandrababu Naidu was working behind the scene although it was BJP that contested the seat. He said people rejected both these parties. "Both BJP and TDP have lost the confidence of the public," he said.

The MLA slammed Chandrababu Naidu for what he called destroying the state for the sake of a special package. He said that the state government had been implementing welfare schemes through DBT.

"People stood by YSRCP. They supported Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's good governance," he said.

Srikanth Reddy said TDP made false allegations against the government. "We would have resolved the issues if brought to our notice. Instead, they threw false allegations," he said.

The ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party(YSRCP) on Tuesday retained the Badvel (SC) Assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh by a huge margin of 90,533 votes in the by-election held on 30 October.

YSRCP candidate Dasari Sudha defeated her nearest BJP rival P. Suresh. The party maintained a comfortable lead since the first round. The Election Commission of India (ECI) is yet to officially declare the result.

The constituency, reserved for Scheduled Castes, recorded 68.12 per cent polling. The political fortunes of as many as 15 candidates were put to test in the by-poll necessitated by the death of sitting MLA G. Venkata Subbaiah of the ruling YSRCP.

YSRCP had fielded Subbaiah's wife Dasari Sudha who was locked in a three-cornered contest against Congress' M. Kamalamma and BJP's P. Suresh. After 13 rounds of counting, Ms. Sudha secured 1,12,211 votes, including 139 postal votes, while the BJP had secured 21,678 votes, including 17 postal votes.

Congress candidate and former MLA Kamalamma finished a poor third with 6,235 votes.

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