Amaravati: After a landslide victory in the recent Eluru municipal elections, Andhra Pradesh government advisor (public affairs) Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy said the YSRCP vote share has increased and said the two-year governance of Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy had paved the way for the party's victory in Eluru.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy said the YSRCP swept all 12 municipal corporations and won 74 of the 75 municipalities. These results clearly portray people's faith in the Chief Minister's governance that took welfare to the doorstep of beneficiaries irrespective of caste, religion, and parties, he said.
In Eluru, all people voted unanimously for YSRCP, registering 56.3 per cent vote share, while the Opposition TDP was limited to 28.2 per cent, he said and added that YSRCP vote share had increased from 44.73 per cent in 2019.
Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy expressed confidence that YSRCP will win any election as people were on their side. He said the same results will be seen in the MPTC and ZPTC elections.
Stating that the election was conducted under difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he said they were held up due to the political conspiracies of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. He said people had rejected Mr. Naidu in 2019 by confining his party to just 23 seats and they are not ready to stand by him again. He stated that the TDP had made vicious moves knowing that they cannot win over YSRCP.
Meanwhile, he refuted the news articles published by a section of the media on irregularities taking place in the Amaravati region and clarified that it was all part of TDP's false propaganda against the government. He said Mr. Naidu had failed to do justice to the farmers who gave up their lands for the capital region and had not bothered to widen the Karakatta road. On the other hand, Jagan had mooted the widening of Karakatta road which will become a major road linking the Amaravati region, Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy added.
He said it was Jagan who had increased the annuity term from 10 years to 15 along with the pension. Further, he clarified that a common exam is held for Secretariat employees just like any government employees. It is not to remove anyone from their respective jobs, he said while appealing to the staff not to believe the rumours regarding the exams.