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Did sarpanches betray YSRCP in Graduate MLC elections?

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   23 March 2023 1:04 PM GMT
Did sarpanches betray YSRCP in Graduate MLC elections?
Even as the YSRCP is licking the wounds of its startling defeat in the graduates' constituency MLA elections, shocking things are emerging. As the YSRCP is making a detailed analysis of what went wrong in the MLC elections, it has come to light that most of the sarpanches, ZPTCs and MPPs of the party have not put in their 100 per cent in the MLC elections.

Many of them did not join the campaign. The local leadership becomes very important in getting the graduate voter to the polling booth. The local leadership is the first line of contact for the party with the voters. It is now emerging that the sarpanches have not shown any interest in the MLC elections.

Sources say that pending bills of various works taken up at the panchayat level have made the sarpanches despondent and they are said to be quite upset due to this. Hence they have deliberately kept away from the electioneering, say sources. The total pending bills amount to Rs 300 crore, according to sources.

Though 90 per cent of the sarpanches, ZPTCs and MPTCs are from the YSRCP, they kept aloof from the electoral process. They were upset at the non-release of the 15 finance commission funds. The result? The YSRCP suffered a shock defeat in all the tree Graduates constituency MLC seats recently.