Hyderabad: Ruling Congress would win
maximum number of seats in the bypolls held for 12 Assembly
constituencies in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, a senior
party leader claimed today.
"Congress will win maximum number of seats and D
Srinivas (State Congress President) would win Nizamabad Urban
seat with a comfortable margin," Congress Chief Whip in the
Assembly M Bhatti Vikramarka told reporters here.
He dismissed Congress MP from Vijayawada L Rajagopal`s
claim that TRS would sweep the by-elections held yesterday,
and took a dig at him.
"Rajagopal claimed after last year`s elections that
Congress would lose Madhira and Palair and other Assembly
segments in Khammam district. Congress actually won those
seats. Rajagopal should do things that help the party,"
Vikramarka, the MLA from Madhira, said.
Citing the findings of a survey commissioned by him,
Rajagopal yesterday said TRS would retain all seats it won
The bypolls were necessitated as the sitting MLAs --
10 from TRS and one each from TDP and BJP -- had quit their
posts in support of separate Telangana. The TDP MLA, who quit,
had joined the TRS and contested the by-elections, whose
results will be announced in July 30.