The grievance vote is the anti-incumbency vote where the voter wants to throw out the incumbent government and the gratitude vote where the voter wants to show his gratitude for some benefit that he has received. Which vote was it in Andhra Pradesh?
Andhra Pradesh experimented with alcohol ban nearly 25 years ago in 1995, a year after Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) became chief minister for the third time. In fact, his electoral success was partially credited to his promise of banning spirits.
Facing the combined might of YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, K Chandrasekhar Rao and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said at a rally he could be arrested anytime.
Vivekananda’s close aide E Gangi Reddy, personal secretary Krishna Reddy and Prakash Reddy, son of housemaid Lakshmi, were arrested on Thursday morning for destroying evidence at the crime scene and misleading police.
"It is not a crime to file Form-7 request. If there is nothing wrong or if it is not a bogus name, then nothing will happen. We filed all these applications as there are lakhs of bogus voters in the electoral lists,’’ Jagan said.
Jagan Mohan Reddy received a bleeding cut on the left upper arm on October 25, last year when J Srinivas Rao, a restaurant worker at Visakhapatnam airport slashed him with a small knife used in bird fights. Jagan received a few stitches but was otherwise unharmed.