ANDHRA PRADESH

Lok Satta polls sizeable number of votes

I MADE IT: Lok Satta chief Jayaprakash Narayan showing the victory sign after emerging victorious from Kukatpally Assembly constituency on Saturday.

I MADE IT: Lok Satta chief Jayaprakash Narayan showing the victory sign after emerging victorious from Kukatpally Assembly constituency on Saturday.  

HYDERABAD: It was a dismal performance by the Lok Satta in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts. While it contested 12 seats in Hyderabad district and 14 in Rangareddy, the only seat it could bag was that of Kukatpally where its president Jayaprakash Narayan was in the fray.

Though it lost 25 seats in these two districts, the party nominees managed to get sizeable chunk of votes playing spoilsport for the runners up. They cut into possible voter share of some candidates who would have surely won, if its candidates were not in the fray.

Makes impact

In Khairatabad, TDP candidate K. Vijay Rama Rao got a taste of this when he lost to Danam Nagendar of the Congress by 13, 858 votes. The LSP candidate from the constituency Atluri Subhashini bagged 12,191 votes.

Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate from Musheerabad K. Laxman also had a similar experience. Musheerabad LSP candidate P. Rohit Kumar bagged 13, 445 votes and Dr. Laxman lost to the Congress’ Manemma Anjaiah by 10,842 votes.

In Jubilee Hills, a constituency having high literacy rate and large number of middle class voters, the party candidate G. Pratibha Rao managed to put up a tough fight. She bagged 17,472 votes and stood fourth after Praja Rajyam candidate Humayun Syed who bagged 19,427 votes.

At Sanathnagar, a well known constituency known for its large number of middle class voters, Lok Satta candidate Srikanth Inapurapu bagged 10, 857 votes. The party’s candidates in other constituencies including Nampally, Amberpet and Goshamahal did not cross the 10,000 mark.

Akula Maharani, the party’s candidate Secunderabad Assembly constituency, got 9,245 votes while Secunderabad Cantonment Board candidate V.R. Vijay Rama Raju managed to get 9,653 votes.

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