ill he be lucky the fifth straight time too?
Elected as MP for four back-to-back terms from Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, TDP’s Kunjarapu Yerrannaidu, it seems, will need to extend himself to make it this time. Underdevelopment and lack of employment options in the region are issues that confront him. Sensing that, the Congress and Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) focused on these two issues in this constituency in the recently concluded first phase of elections.
The MP’s focus has been on specific development projects—like the Rs 33-crore Uddhanam Project drinking water scheme—that have benefited many. He has also focused on village street lighting, laying of tarred roads to about 200 villages and construction of bus stops in most of the constituency’s villages. Yerrannaidu launched a modernisation drive of 17 railway stations, and tried getting stops scheduled for...