Candidates likely to win by thin margins

Candidates likely to win by thin margins
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By the time this paper reaches the hands of the reader, counting of votes would have begun Vikarabad is one constituency that is watched by all in the State

Vikarabad: By the time this paper reaches the hands of the reader, counting of votes would have begun. Vikarabad is one constituency that is watched by all in the State. Unlike, 2014, the elections this time is not a cake walk for the TRS party. With the dramatic changes in the political spectrum, with a few parties coming together, the poll prospects are not easy to predict. The four seats in the constituency are witnessing a tough fight among the main contenders. The candidates are calculating their chances of victory from all angles. Though they are exuding confidence of their electoral win in public, but express their fear on the outcome in private circles.

They are assessing the votes polled at the polling booth level. The candidates were also seen indulging in brainstorming sessions. The candidates were also in search of excuses behind the predicted poll statistics. Some of them who claimed to be versatile in poll management, implemented their strategy according to the pulse of the average voter and those who did not have the resources seem to be a worried lot. The nominees who lagged behind have rested their hopes on luck and stars. Tense moments are being witnessed on the outcome of the poll verdict in the district. Each and every candidate in the poll fray exuded confidence of their electoral victory. But they are worrying about the political fortune hidden in the EVMs which is going to decide their political future.

This election witnessed considerable growth in the poll percentage. It registered growth of 7.26 percent. Both the TRS and the People’s Front claim that increased awareness among voters would benefit their candidates. In 2014 elections, the TRS won Vikarabad and Tandur, the Congress won Parigi and TDP won Kodangal. Revanth Reddy won on TDP ticket from Kodangal and later joined the Congress party. Both the TRS and the People’s Front are confident of winning majority constituencies in the district. But according to political pundits the winning candidates will be declared with low majority.

In Tandur, the fight is among P Mahender Reddy (TRS), Rohith Reddy (People’s Front) and Patel Ravi Shankar (BJP). Their winning prospectus is largely dependent on rural voters. When it comes to Parigi, Rammohan Reddy (People’s Front) and Mahesh Reddy (TRS) are the main contenders. Rural and migrated voters will decide the candidates’ fate. Most of the people who had migrated to Pune and Mumbai for their livelihood, came to their native places and cast their right to vote on the polling day. In Vikarabad, the main tug of war was concentrated among G Prasad Kumar (People’s Front), Dr A Chandra Sekhar (AIFB) and Dr M Anand (TRS). Whoever wins, say people in the know of things, that it would be by a thin margin.

Revanth Reddy (People’s Front) and P Narender Reddy (TRS) were competing with each other when it comes to Kodangal, one of the talked about constituencies in Telangana. The constituency polled 11.07 percent more compared to 2014 elections. Thousands of voters who migrated to the other places for livelihood returned to their native places on the polling day and utilised their right to vote. According to political analysts they will play a decisive role in sending representatives from the four constituencies in the district to the State Assembly.

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