Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRC wraps up civic polls with a landslide victory
On 14 March 2021, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) won with a landslide victory in the civic body polls by gaining 74 from 75 municipalities and the latest trends hint that they might win in the total number of corporations.
The polls were held following two years of YSRCP administration and the ruling party asserts all credit goes to the welfare schemes of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy regardless of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling party trusts that the metropolitan community has additionally supported its policies.
The local body elections were marked as an important test for the YSRC, which tried to maintain its hold in the state and a chance for the TDP to recover its lost playing field.
The YSRC’s success of 34 seats comprises Pulivendula, CM Jagan Mohan Reddy’s hometown constituency, Piduguralla, Punganuru, and Macherla districts where the candidates had effectively won ‘unopposed’ before the elections on Wednesday.
A total voter turnout of 70.66% was recorded in the municipal elections held on March 10, as indicated by State Election Commission (SEC) authorities.
In each of the, 12 corporations, Nagar panchayats, and 75 municipalities elections were held on March 10. While 90 of the 671 divisions in the twelve corporations, all candidates won without a struggle. 490 wards chose members unanimously in the local Nagar panchayats and municipalities in Andhra Pradesh.