TDP candidates reportedly continue to campaign and appeal to people to vote for CPI (M).
The campaign for MPTC and ZPTC elections in Anantapur is reaching a feverish climax, as both candidates from the YSR Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) are walking through the villages in their constituencies and have only one day left for acquisition.
But along with them, Telugu Desam Party candidates are reportedly continuing their campaigns, albeit in secret. While TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu had previously announced that his party would boycott the elections, it was too late for many candidates who had already started campaigning in Pamidi, Yadiki, Tadipatri, the party’s strongholds.
The TDP candidates in Yadiki reportedly hired young children to drive around town in auto rickshaws distributing leaflets. But the candidates made sure that none of the vehicles carried their posters, party flags or other election material.
At Pamidi, the TDP candidates are sure to win five MPTCs and the Pamidi ZPTC seats, and similar is the situation in Yadiki, where the TDP is sure to win the majority of the seats, but party leaders Payyavula Keshav, Kalava Srinivasulu and the Tadipatri Municipal Chairman JC Prabhakar Reddy had appealed to people to vote for the CPI (M) and the CPI wherever he ran.
The communist parties, hoping for Kanaganapalli, CK Palli, Hindupur, Yadiki, Pamidi, Uravakonda and Rayadurg, were unsure whether the votes of the TDP supporters would be translated into their votes. Left Party leaders visited some villages in Yadiki and Pamidi to advertise with the web communities.
In the meantime, the TDP candidate also hoped for a victory in Kanaganapalli. After a good base of support for the party, given the way former minister Paritala Sunitha rules the voters, the TDP expects a victory.