A small note before going forward is that the Election commission of India has banned the exit polls this time and no media channel is entitled to give the reports on the number of seats that a party could win.
So this is simply a collection of polling pattern expressed by some eminent political scholars put together.
The statement on Telangana made by YS Rajasekhara Reddy was thought to play a big role in the second phase of the election but some how it seemed to go past the views of the public. But the thing that’ll have an impact on the voters is the incident that happened in Tirupathi at a Hotel where PRP leader chiranjeevi was resting after a visit to Tirumala. Police came to check the room of Chiranjeevi on a allegation made by Congress supporters that money was being distributed by Chiranjeevi to Female voters. When a media channel asked a senior PRP leader on why the ladies were going into Chiru’s room, the answer was that they were fans of Chiru and were just going to have a look at him. On the other side, Karunakar reddy, the Congress candidate for Tirupati Assembly said that Chiru was afraid of Congress and so made a stay in Tirupati along with many non-locals which was against the election code.
There is also a doubt on whether Chiranjeevi would win from Tirupati or not as he would any how leave Tirupati if he wins and keep Palakollu constituency, as said by his daughter and a senior PRP leader . Many of the locals were heard of saying ‘Why should we vote for a person who would not be a person from this constituency or atleast stay in this constituency if he wins later’.
Coming to the party performances in the second phase of polling, the Godavari districts are a strong hold of PRP and they are sure to squeeze votes from both TDP and Congress.
Krishna and Guntur used to be stronghold of Congress before but this time there seems to be a strong competition from TDP. Apart from some constituencies of Kurnool, PRP doesn’t seem to get a lot of seats from the Rayalseema region. Kadapa as usual is a strong hold of Congress which is expected to do well there. However, PRP seem to play a spoilsport in Chittor district which otherwise is a TDP court.
The caste this time seems to play a big role in Andhra than ever before. And the voters too participated in big numbers compared to the first phase. Apart from the state elections, Andhra pradesh is a vital State for INC if it has to think of forming a government in New Delhi.
So all in all, there would be a close call between TDP and Congress with a slight edge to the Ruling party in the second phase.