While counting is still in the process, a strong anti-incumbency whiff seems to be blowing in Andhra Pradesh. According to the early trends, YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken a clear lead. Andhra Pradesh seems to have chosen Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress over the incumbent CM Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
People of Andhra Pradesh had gone in to vote for both Assembly and Lok Sabha polls. Polling for the 175 assembly constituencies as well as 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh had taken place simultaneously on April 11. Counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha election and Andhra Pradesh Assembly election commenced at 8 am on Thursday.
In the Vidhan Sabha elections, the projections have come in for 166 seats out of 175 seats. Out of which Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP takes a whopping lead in 135 seats while incumbent CM Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is leading only in 27 seats.
In the Lok Sabha elections, the trends are no different. YSRCP leads in 23 seats while TDP in 2 seats.
Moods in the YSRCP camp already seems exuberant. Banners were put up outside Reddy’s residence on Thursday, congratulating him for being the next chief minister of the state.
The exit polls had predicted a close competition between incumbent CM Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress (YRSCP) in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections. Several had predicted that Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP would have an edge over incumbent CM Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP.
Going by the trends, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu will not only lose his CM position but his dream of becoming the kingmaker at the national level also seems to be fragmentizing.
Meanwhile, early trends show NDA leading in 344 seats while the UPA leads in 91 seats at the centre. The election commission has already declared the BJP’s leads alone has crossed 277 seats out of the total of 542 seats.