Hyderabad, July 18 : Asserting that the Party candidates and sympathisers have won most of the unanimous seats in the first phase of the panchayat elections, YSR Congress has said that it will continue to put up the good show in the other ensuing elections as well.
“YSRCP is ahead of other parties in the first phase where the Party affiliated candidates won 855 panchayats. The figure we are giving is based on authentic data collected from ground zero and it stands the scrutiny of the State Elections Commission,” Party senior leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters here on Thursday.
This is just the first phase and since the withdrawal of nominations is over, the data we have given is that of the candidates elected unopposed. Elections will be held wherever there is a contest and in the second phase as well our Party will get maximum number of seats. The MPTC and ZPTC elections too will be in favour of YSR Congress, he said.
Congress is scared of elections and has tried to delay the polls on one pretext or the other right from the by-polls of rebel MLAs, whose disqualification was announced after the four year term of the assembly is complete leaving no scope for by-elections.
“Due to constitutional obligation the Government is forced to conduct the local bodies’ polls. Though the panchayat polls are held on non-party basis, our sympathisers and cadre took the majority of the unopposed seats with the ruling party coming second and TDP finishing a poor third.
Our tally will improve further after the voting and the same trend will continue in all the subsequent elections, he said.
Though some political parties are giving false figures and are attempting to malign our image, we stand by the figure we have given, he said.
On Fees Poru, he said, “the government is watering down the fees reimbursement scheme by capping the fees at RS 35,000. Only 175 colleges are the minimum fees of Rs 35,000 while all other colleges either have a higher slab or have approached court to increase the fees.
With the government agreeing to reimburse only Rs 35,000 that too with some riders, students of the weaker sections will not have access to higher and technical education.
Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma is on a two-day deeksha to protest against the ceiling on fees, he said. INN