Naidu Hints At Early Polls, Asks TDP To Get Ready
Amaravati: Telugu Desam national president and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had reportedly hinted at early elections in the State. He spoke to the party leaders at a meeting of the party coordination committee on Friday. Naidu had reportedly told the leaders that he was expecting early elections in the State and wanted them to get ready for the same. Naidu is reported to have given results of a secret survey that he had got conducted in the State recently about the popularity of the parties. Comforting the party leaders, Naidu is understood to have told them that the party’s image had gone up considerably with the two prime projects of Polavaram and Amaravati making progress.
He said people in the State were watching the progress of the works in the two projects and they were of the opinion that these projects could be completed only if the TDP is returned to power. With this in view, the party’s vote share had gone up by 16.13 per cent while the YSR Congress vote base had got eroded by 13.45 per cent. This fall in the YSR Congress vote base would increase further once the government expedites the Polavaram and Amaravati works, he asserted.
Though the party senior leaders were dumbstruck at the prospect of early elections, Naidu had briefed them the advantage of going for early polls with the half-completed works of Polavaram and Amaravati. He had tried to breath confidence into the leaders by projecting the long six-lane seed access road and seven internal roads that are proposed for the capital. He had reportedly told the leaders that the images of these roads and the images of the temporary secretariat would build a positive image for the TDP in the days to come. He wanted the leaders to make up their minds to go for elections at least six months ahead of the schedule with the progress card on Polavaram and Amaravati.