WARANGAL: Has ‘Shramajeevi party’ candidate Jajula Bhaskar played the spoiler for TRS in Warangal bypoll?Though TRS candidate Pasunuri Dayakar has scripted history by winning the Warangal Lok Sabha seat with a thumping majority of 4,59,092 votes in the by-election, party leaders observe that their margin would have touched the 4.8 lakh mark, if the symbol of ‘Shramajeevi party’ candidate Jajula Bhaskar was not camera.
They claim that the camera symbol allotted to Bhaskar had resemblance to car, the symbol of TRS party which is why Bhaskar polled an unbelievable 28,541 votes. The illiterate voters, especially elderly in rural areas, have mistaken Bhaskar’s camera for TRS’s car, they rued.
“Jajula Bhaskar, a resident of Old Alwal in Secunderabad, is not a familiar person in the district. He conducted neither a poll campaign nor a press meet in the city, but managed to poll nearly 29,000 votes as his symbol looked similar to the car,” said a TRS leader.
Interestingly, YSRC candidate Nalla Surya Prakash and Left parties candidate Prof Gali Vinod Kumar were able to bag only 23,352 and 14,788 votes respectively despite taking up a rigorous campaign. While YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, MP Ponugeleti Srinivas Reddy, MLAs Roja and others have campaigned for Nalla Surya Prakash, CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy and CPM state secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram conducted extensive campaigns for Prof Gali Vinod Kumar.
Prof Gali Vinod Kumar, who is a native of Warangal district, have suffered a humiliated defeat in the bypolls. It seems that even the active members of the CPM and CPI have also not voted for him.