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Only One Man To Thank

Chiranjeevi. The future of whose Praja Rajyam is as uncertain as the speculation over its possible impact on the results

Only One Man To Thank
Only One Man To Thank
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The Congress in Andhra Pradesh has only one man to thank: film star Chiranjeevi, leader of the Praja Rajyam Party. His challenge has had little impact, as far as the Lok Sabha results from the state are any indication. The Congress has managed to sweep the stakes in winning over 30 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats. But, proving all political pundits wrong, the Congress has managed to get a simple majority in the assembly polls as well. The Praja Rajyam has failed to make a dent even in the areas it was supposed to make an impact. For instance, in the coastal districts, especially East Godavari, it has singularly failed to do anything. Had the Praja Rajyam done better than it has, the Congress would have faced a challenge in terms of the movement of the anti-Congress vote, but any decisive split in the votes in a three-cornered contest failed to materialise. As far as Andhra Pradesh goes, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, or YSR as he is known, is still king.

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