Hyderabad, March 3 (Crime News): Second year in his office, the Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy has emerged stronger considering his functional aspects but the seven-seat bye-elections on March 18, has turned out to be a litmus test to his ruling more so with 17 more such bye-polls in the offing (within six months).
The timing of Speaker’s disqualification of 16 Congress rebels and another PRP MLA Shobha Nagireddy camping in YSRC party gave room for another round of bye-elections which is another serious exercise for the ruling party headed by Kiran Kumar Reddy to prove its superiority. In one respect political scene in Andhra Pradesh currently reached a climax with all party circles, particularly prominent parties seriously engaged in evolving a strategy to win the pre-finals match well known as bye-elections in two rounds with a six month gap. Perhaps never before did such a contest arise.
The stability factor now had all the more assumed vital or serious proportions for the two leaders in the State – one Kiran Kumar Reddy and another is Nara Chandrababu Naidu for whom the win is a must like the former for survival or to retain the image. The current fight is said to be a pre-cursor to the 2014 general elections, say political experts.
The Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) is figuring between the two major politicians as a sure ‘hurdle’ in their progress. TRS is firm on showing its influence on the electorate. Will it catch up with the trend. In case a triangular contest is imminent in the six T constituencies who is the successor. KCR on T sentiment, Naidu on negative vote and NKR on his sheer merit would enter the election fray.
In addition to KCR factor, YSRC is another thorn in the flesh of congress as its head Jagan, in case he is spared by the CBI, may move earth and heaven to romp home a few seats. However, Congress and TDP are sure to press into service their stalwarts for a final show.
Category: Andhra Pradesh