Describing as bogus and useless the former Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal’s exit poll survey in Seemandhra, YSR Congress party reiterated here today that it will undoubtedly get good majority in Seemandhra assembly and form the first Government.
Speaking to reporters, party spokesman Gattu Ramachandra Rao said that Rajagopal, who had announced political renunciation, has come out with the sham survey to build unnecessary hype around TDP and encourage betting. “With a business mind, he embarked on this exercise for monetary gains. The survey has no basis at all and is only meant for indulging in electoral betting,” Gattu remarked.
If Rajagopal had really believed that YSRCP would lose the polls, he would have been in the electoral fray and contested the polls, Gattu added. “The results show that people rejected the Congress for dividing the state. They would also reject the TDP which aligned with the BJP that aided the bifurcation,” Gattu stated.
Referring to Lagadapati’s assertion that people didn’t believe YSRCP president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and took TDP president Chandrababu’s experience for granted, Gattu countered on a sarcastic note: “What was Chandrababu’s experience that people counted on? Is it the back stabbing act of Naidu for NTR? Or is it his nine-year regime that witnessed suicides of farmers and an 8-fold increase of power charges?”
Stating that YSRCP never depended on surveys but always relied on people, Gattu reasoned that municipal, MPTC and ZPTC polls were fought on local issues and there would be a world of difference between local polls and assembly elections. “The results of 2006 MPTC and ZPTC polls had shown us TDP got 38 per cent vote in MPTC but only 31 per cent vote in ZPTC polls.”
Results of municipal and MPTC and ZPTC polls have revealed that there is vast change in the performance of YSRCP, Gattu said and stated: “The change clearly shows that we are going to get majority and form the Government in Seemandhra. We don’t entertain any doubts on that count,” he said exuding confidence.