ANDHRA PRADESH

Wishful thinking

Unrealistic figures! This is the first reaction of the people on the claims of the political parties after the second and final phase of polling. Everyone seems to be wondering whether the number of seats in the State Assembly have been increased to 600.

Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy doesn’t want to accept anything below 230 while the Praja Rajyam has thankfully put their figure at around 150. The Mahakutami that has the biggest chunk of voters with them is also claiming about 180 seats.

Then there are BJP, MIM, Lok Satta and also some influential Independents who collectively can get at least 25 seats. If the wish of political parties comes true, the State will have not less than 600 seats! May be that’s the wish of political parties who aren’t satisfied with the existing number.

R. RAVIKANTH REDDY

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