It’s KCR all the way!
Survey results show opposition collapsing
Hyderabad: A survey reportedly conducted in Telangana State by Centre for Psephology Studies had concluded that the people are extremely happy with the government led by K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR). If elections were held now, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) would sweep them bagging as many as 109 out of the 119 seats in the State Assembly.
The survey gave seven seats to the MIM and a mere two to the Congress and only one to the BJP. The TDP, YSRCP, CPI and CPI(M) did not figure in the list of winners at all. The survey results were published by the official party owned newspaper ‘Namasthe Telangana’ on Saturday. They were also presented by TV9.
The survey said the people had happily accepted the reorganization of the districts and they are fully supporting the government schemes. It said the opposition parties are falling like nine pins. While the TDP would be losing deposit in 114 seats, the BJP in 108, YSRCP in 118 and the Congress would be forfeiting its deposit in 62 constituencies.
According to the survey, 77.89 percent of the respondents said the new state can progress only under the leadership of KCR; 77.93 percent supported the formation of new districts; 67.88 percent of the respondents said they would vote for TRS if the elections are held now.
While 77.64 percent expressed their happiness with the governance, 58.54 have expressed satisfaction at the way the welfare schemes are being implemented. According to 64.25 percent of those who were questioned, the functioning of the MLAs is good.
When it comes to share in the votes polled, the TRS would bag 67.88 percent while the Congress would end up with 16.89 percent. The TDP was given 4.35 percent, the BJP 3.73, YSRCP 2.09, BSP 1.15, CPI 0.81, CPM 0.69 and the AIMIM would bag 2.44 percent of the vote. Others would get the remaining 0.05 percent.
The Centre for Psepholosy Studies claimed that it questioned 41,310 persons in all the 119 constituencies of the state.
TPCC chief calls it silly and bogus
Reacting to the survey, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy called it ‘silly and bogus.’ The Congress party will win more than 80 seats if the elections are conducted now, he stressed.
Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Saturday, Uttam Kumar Reddy said survey figures were cooked up while sitting at home and not meeting the people. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao could have taught lessons if (Nazi propaganda chief) Goebbels was alive. “The people are restive and unhappy over the TRS government’s functioning”, he said and questioned as to why the people would cast their vote to KCR when the latter failed to implement his assurances like double bedroom house scheme, loan waiver, three acre land to Dalits and so on.
Quoting one of the survey results that 30 percent of the people were happy with the double bed room scheme, Uttam said the survey was ridiculing the people. The survey was only an effort to hide the TRS government’s failures, he opined. Throwing a challenge at KCR to make the 24 MLAs, who joined his party from other political parties to tender their resignations and contest the elections.
Stating that the people would teach a fitting lesson to KCR and his family members, Uttam asked KCR to tell as to why he was not releasing funds to Arogya Sree, fee reimbursement scheme and so on. The government, which introduced Rs 1.30 lakh crore budget, was not in a position to release funds to the mid-day meals scheme and NREGS, he pointed out. The Chief Minister’s performance was very poor, he alleged and said that the state was developed only on liquor sales.