Jagan Reddy has the last laugh as YSR Congress sweeps urban body polls in Andhra Pradesh
YSR Congress has had the last laugh in the urban body elections in Andhra Pradesh
Bengaluru: YSR Congress has had the last laugh in the urban body elections in Andhra Pradesh.
It has won 74 out of 75 municipalities. The ruling party has won in Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor, Tirupati, Ongole, Guntur corporations. However, counting is on in Vijayawada and Vishakapatnam Corporation where YSRCP has a good lead.
Elections were held for 12 corporations and counting is pending in Eluru corporation due to High Court orders, NDTV notes. Though TDP has won 12 wards and YSRCP won 11 wards in Mydukur municipality, YSRCP candidate will become Chairperson with Ex Officio Votes.
Chief Minister Reddy's government was reportedly facing its first test of governance in these polls, held amid a strong attack by a combined opposition which has accused it of resorting to high-handedness and abuse of state machinery, particularly the police, in a bid to grab the civic bodies.
It should be noted that a total of 27,29,072 votes were cast for 533 division members in 11 municipal corporations.
As per a PTI report, over 65 per cent of polling was reported in the elections on Wednesday.