Winning 74 out of 75 municipalities and leading in 11 of the 12 corporations as per trends, YSRCP today won a landslide victory in the urban body elections.
Jagan Reddy’s YSR Congress party (YSRCP), winning 74 out of 75 municipalities and leading in 11 of the 12 corporations as per trends, today won a landslide victory in the urban body elections in Andhra Pradesh. The party’s candidates have won in Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Chittoor, Tirupati, Ongole, and Guntur corporations while counting continues in Vijayawada and Vishakapatnam Corporation where the YSRCP has a good lead.
Though elections were held for 12 corporations, counting is pending in Eluru corporation due to High Court orders. In Mydukur municipality, the TDP has won 12 wards and the YSRCP won 11. However, the latter’s candidate will become Chairperson with ex-officio votes.
The elections were held after two years of YSRCP governance with the ruling party claiming all credit to welfare schemes of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy despite the corona pandemic. The party believes that even urban community has supported its policies.
On March 10, total 12 corporations and 75 municipalities and nagar panchayats had gone to polls. Among the 671 divisions in the 12 corporations, 90 candidates had won without a contest. In the municipalities and nagar panchayats, up to 490 wards had chosen members unanimously.
In the elections on Wednesday, according to a PTI report based on poll panel sources, over 65 per cent polling was reported. The YSR Congress had already bagged the Pulivendula (the Chief Minister’s home constituency), Punganuru, Piduguralla, and Macherla municipalities “unopposed”.
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