TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao claimed that his party would secure 52 per cent of polled votes in the Parkal bypoll while quoting a survey report conducted by a private organisation known by the name Century Data Services.
He shared the survey result with more than 5,000 party workers of Parkal constituency attending the party’s preparatory meeting at Atmakur on Sunday with the aim of motivating them ahead of TRS nominee Moluguri Bikshapathy’s nomination on May 25.
However, at the venue of meeting site at Spectra school campus in Atmakur, there were more than 15,000 people in addition to the 5,000 TRS party workers, who had attended the meeting uninvited making it a public meeting, said sources. Quoting the survey report, Mr Chandrasekhar Rao claimed that the YSR Congress would secure the second spot with 15 per cent polled votes followed by TD (12 percent ), BJP (10), Congress (9) and others (2). Interestingly, the TRS chief took potshots at the failed high profile booth level workers’ meeting at the nearby Gudeppad in Atmakur conducted by the Congress camp. “In 2011 February, the Praja (people) resisted the CM’s programme. Now, it is prakriti (nature), which obstructed meeting of Seema Andhra leaders,” he said, referring to the high profile visit of CM N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana.
In a show of unity, all the ticket contenders including Bar Council member M. Sahoder Reddy, K. Rajaiah Yadav, Manda Ilaiah, Nagurla Venkateshwarlu and TRS district convener Peddi Sudershan Reddy spoke in support of party nominee Mr Bikshapathy.
TRS MLAs of different districts including top district office bearers of the party also attended the meeting. In his address, TRS Medak in charge Mr K. Rajaiah Yadav, gave a call to make Bikshapathy a ‘Lakshapathy’. “Our aim is to see that Bikshapathy secure 1 lakh votes,” he said. The TRS leaders also gave a call to party workers to target TD and Congress vote banks, as they are likely to vote in favour of statehood cause following ambiguous stance on the issue by their parties.