Cooperative polls: Congress continues winning streak

Published: 05th February 2013 10:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2013 10:09 AM   |  A+A-

The Congress continued its winning spree in the second phase of elections to the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Credit Societies (PACSs) for which polling was held on Monday, blowing the myth that the YSR Congress was invincible in the coastal and Rayalaseema districts.

In the first phase, in which elections were held on Jan 31 for 1,385 societies of the total 1,437, the Congress had won over 590 PACSs, followed by the Telugu Desam which bagged about 350 while the YSR Congress finished third with a tally of about 220.

The results had come as a shot in the arm for the Congress which had been in a rundown state with the YSR Congress’ propaganda that it had become invincible in the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions.

After the conclusion of the first phase of elections, the sagging morale of the Congress had lifted and now it is buoyant with the the trends indicating that the candidates backed by it are on gravy train and the Congress is likely to win more than 50 per cent of the PACSs in both the phases put together. On Monday, elections were held to   936 of the total 1,485 societies.

In the first phase of elections, the Congress was ahead of others in Srikaklulam, Vizianagaram, Visakahaptanm, East, West, Prakasam, Nellore, Kurnool, Nalgonda, Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Kurnool, Nizambaad, Adilabad and Warangal.

The TDP fared well in Krishna, Guntur and Khammam while the YSR Congress was ahead of others in Chitoor, Kadapa and Anatapur district. The TRS could establish a lead only in Medak and trailed in Khammam and Rangareddy.

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