The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is mighty pleased with its performance in the cooperative elections saying it managed to buck the two-decade old trend of the ruling party bagging 90 per cent of the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies in most of the districts.

“It’s a sweet success as we managed to win in adverse political conditions and gross misuse of power by Congress Government in both enrolment of members and the conduct of elections.

It has issued five GOs changing the membership criteria and enrolment and stayed elections in 89 PACS where our party is strong,” said senior TDP leader T. D. Janardhan Rao.

A former chairman of APCOB, Mr. Rao said the TDP’s victory was significant as the Congress had won in all the districts across the State when YSR was Chief Minister. Similarly TDP won in all barring Vizianagaram during its tenure. In such a situation Opposition party winning 404 PACS against Congress’ score of 560 in the first phase was creditable, he added.

“The elections also reflects the strength of our party at the grass root level comprising of farmers who constitute the electorate.

It is because of the cadre largely comprising farmers that we have put up a good performance”, he said.