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Ahead of Polls, Yatras, Dharnas And War Of Words In Andhra

As pre-poll mudslinging heats up in AP, the ­YSRCP’s padayatra makes a mark

Ahead of Polls, Yatras, Dharnas And War Of Words In Andhra
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Jaganmohan Reddy draws huge crowds
Ahead of Polls, Yatras, Dharnas And War Of Words In Andhra
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2018-07-13T15:06:20+05:30

The election bugle in Andhra Pradesh has been sounded. The battle lines have been drawn. The verbal artillery is laying down direct fire all around, causing much amusement and leaving a bad taste in the mouth. Elections to the state ass­embly are tentatively scheduled to be held simultaneously with the general elections next year. And political parties in Andhra Pradesh have already gone into a pre-poll overdrive, with a bitter war of words ­currently in progress.

YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy—who draws huge crowds wherever he goes—is on a pad­ayatra across the state, and the party is holding agitations and dharnas over unf­ulfilled promises of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government, the most important being a commitment to obtain special category status (SCS) for the state. Furthermore, the TDP had promised to waive farm loans amounting to Rs. 10,000 crore.

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