June 14, 2012 8:08:48 pm
Ahead of tomorrow’s counting of votes in June 12 by-elections to one Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh,exit polls project Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress party to make a ‘near sweep’.
Ruling Congress and principal opposition Telugu Desam Party are projected to finish a distant second or third.
Telangana Rashtra Samiti is expected to ride yet again on the statehood ‘sentiment’ to wrest the Parkal Lok Sabha seat in Warangal district.
The exit polls have already given about 12-16 seats to YSRC,one for TRS. Congress or TDP,if at all,may win one to two seats.
With a whopping 79.52 per cent polling reported on an average in all constituencies,the high turnout is being read by political analysts as a clear “anti-incumbency” vote and “sympathy” for Jagan who has been jailed in a disproportionate assets case.
Of the 18 Assembly seats,16 were won by Congress in 2009 and two by erstwhile Praja Rajyam Party.
Nellore Lok Sabha seat was also bagged by Congress in 2009 but now it may go YSRC way,as per the current trend.
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