Till a few years ago, Anantapur had been witnessing factional killings between two groups led by Paritala Ravindra and Maddelacheruvu Suri. After the death of Ravi and arrest of Suri, the factonism had come down completely.
It is for the people to decide to which party they should vote for in the elections. Irrespective of the pulls and pressures, majority of the voters would already make up their mind as to whom they would vote for, even before coming to the polling station.
The high-voltage electioneering in Andhra Pradesh has come to an end and the verdict of the people is now sealed in the electronic voting machines.
With about 77 per cent polling in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, both the TDP and YSRCP on Friday exuded confidence of forming the next government in the state and winning a majority of Lok Sabha seats.
Praja Shanti party president K A Paul was spotted urging all the voters to vote for YSRC party candidate in Bhimavaram. This is anti-climax. Pawan Kalyan is contesting from this seat.
Making history of sorts, polling in some booths in Andhra Pradesh continued till midnight as the total voter turnout reached nearly 80 per cent, capping hours of tension and clashes that left two dead and scores of others injured.
Andhra Pradesh, where simultaneous voting took place in phase one for the 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats, has come to occupy a unique political stature in the face of tough adversaries trying to outsmart each other by claiming
Polling continued in some polling centres in Andhra Pradesh past 10 p.m. Thursday as voters stood in long queues waiting for their turn to exercise their franchise.
Has Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu sensed his defeat in the elections within two hours of the polling on Thursday?
It was a virtual do or die battle for power between Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress party in Andhra Pradesh which went to polls on Thursday for 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats.
Two persons were killed in clashes in Andhra Pradesh as violence marred polling for simultaneous elections to the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday.
Janasena president Pawan Kalyan didnít follow basic courtesy to stand in line before casting his vote in Vijayawada. All celebrities and leaders get the royal treatment at polling booth. But most sensible leaders try to stand in queue to send right signals to the public.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday demanded repoll in around 150 polling stations due to the non-functioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
One TDP worker was killed and more than 10 others, including Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasad Rao, were injured as clashes between TDP and YSRCP at various places marked the polling on Thursday.
Though it's not even four hours since the polling has begun in AP for Assembly and Lok Sabha seats, TDP chief and AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu has started raising a hue and cry over EVMs alleging them to be 'faulty' and 'favouring YSRCP'.