Strong anti-incumbency will crush TDP in upcoming elections

Leader of the Opposition in AP legislative assembly and YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the support of his party will be extended to whichever alliance that grants Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh.

YS Jagan, who is currently on his mass outreach programme, Praja Sankalpa Yatra in Narsipatnam constituency of Visakhapatnam district, said in an interview to a leading English daily that although the Congress promised to provide SCS, he wouldn't trust the national party due to past experiences during the bifurcation of State.

YS Jagan said that the BJP and Pawan Kalyan significantly boosted the Telugu Desam Party's chances in 2014. Despite such support, the TDP managed to get just 1.5% of the votes more than YSRCP, he observed.

Asked about Chandrababu's pulling out of the BJP alliance, the YSRCP Chief asserted that the TDP needed someone to blame for their failures. Chandrababu passed a resolution in the State Assembly, accepting the special package as an alternative to the SCS. Now, after withdrawing his support to the BJP, he has begun a fresh demand for SCS. "How will the people of State trust him after this?" he asked.

The Leader of Opposition predicted that a strong anti-incumbency would crush the TDP in the upcoming elections. Farmers, women, businessmen, students and the unemployed are all unhappy with Chandrababu rule in the last four years, he added.

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