Tadepalli: YSR Congress Party supporters have bagged 82 per cent of the seats in the first phase of panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh, according to Municipal Administration Minister Botsa Satyanarayana.
Talking to media persons at the party office here on Wednesday, he said the results reflected the people’s support to the ruling party’s development and welfare programmes.
The Telugu Desam Party won 15 per cent while others bagged the remaining three per cent, he explained. Out of 3244 panchayats to which elections were held, YSRCP won 2637 including those which were decided unanimously. the TDP and its allies on 508 while 99 who were neutral also won, he said, adding that a majority of the neutrals were YSRCP rebels.
Disputing the claim of TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu that the TDP won 38.74 per cent of the seats, Botsa felt it would have been if it was also mentioned where exactly they had won, and added that the TDP president always made false claims.
He also dismissed the victory claims of former TDP minister Devineni Uma, and pointed out that in Mylavaram constituency to which Uma belonged and represented by the YSRCP MLA Vasantha Krishna Prasad, the break up of results won was 44 YSRCP, 3 TDP and 1 Independent.
The district-wise results: Srikakulam (321): YSRCP 264, TDP 53, Others 4; Visakhapatnam (344): YSRCP 269, TDP 44, Others 20; East Godavari
(362): YSRCP 311, TDP 44, Others 7; West Godavari (239): YSRCP 170, TDP 34, Others 35; Krishna (225): YSRCP 185, TDP 37, Others 3; Guntur
(337): YSRCP 264, TDP 62, Others 11; Prakasam (227): YSRCP 186, TDP 35, Others 6; Nellore (164): YSRCP 133, TDP 28, Others 3; YSR Kadapa
(206: YSRCP 179, TDP 23, Others 4; Kurnool (193): YSRCP 159, tdp 34, others 0; Anantapur (169): YSRCP 146, TDP 21, Others 2; Chittoor
(457): YSRCP 371, TDP 82, Others 4.
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