Voters keep political parties on the edge
There is a perceptible change in the mood of people since the Assembly elections
Hyderabad: There is a change in the mood of the electorate now since the Assembly elections. As the polling date for Lok Sabha elections is fast approaching, voters belonging to different walks of life seem to have second thoughts in regard to supporting to one or the other party.
A section of electorate seems to be inclined towards national parties. With polarisation of voters in urban areas being very much in evidence, the TRS leadership has foreseen this trend and started focussing on national issues in the election campaign.
TRS supremo K Chandrashekar Rao and his team are seeking the support of voters for the second time after a big win in Assembly elections. The pink party is laying emphasis on the party playing a key role in national politics in the interest of the State.
M Ravi Kumar, a voter in Malkajgiri constituency, said even though he has been voting to a particular party for several years, this time he would think twice before casting his vote for one or other party.
K Himachandan, a voter in Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, said his father had held long discussion with him and his brother on their perspectives. They discussed various aspects and came to a conclusion to whom to vote this time.
G Aswarthanarayan Reddy, a voter in Hyderabad constituency, said the national and regional parties had ignored the welfare of the people. Instead they have their own interests to protect. Under these circumstances, it is the duty of voters to decide which party can at least provide a stable and corruption-free governance.
S Ganesh Kumar, a voter in Chevella constituency, felt that a voter should look at all perspectives before casting his vote. Firstly, he should think whether to change the existing government or not. The change in the mood of the traditional voters may affect winning chances of the candidates of one or other party.
According to political analyst Prof C Haragopal, the rural voters are not as polarised as is the case with their urban counterparts.
He felt the welfare schemes being implemented by the TRS government would secure votes for the ruling party. People are aware of the fact that the TRS and BJP are two sides of the same coin. But they pretend to oppose each for tactical reasons, he surmised.
It is felt that the change in the mood of the electorate may benefit the national parties to a large extent.