AP citizens angry, upset with their MLAs: Survey

If you were living in Andhra Pradesh,you wouldn’t be surprised if a common man on the street expresses his dissatisfaction and anxiety about the YSR Congress-led government in the state. While there are hush-hush talks about how angry and upset people of the state are with Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s governance, there is a survey that clearly indicates this now.

Barely two and half years into governance, the YSRCP government in AP is battling with the anti-incumbency sentiment across the state. According to IANS-CVoter survey, people of Andhra Pradesh are the “most angry” with their sitting MLAs and a chunk of the sitting MLAs — 151 — are from the ruling party.

AP stood at the top in the survey in the “Most Angry” category whereas Kerala is the state with the “Least Angry” on the sitting MLAs. While 28.5 percent people of AP voted as the “Most Angry”, 24.3 percent polled as the “Most Angry” in Goa, followed by Telangana with 23.5 percent “Most Angry”. 

‘Useless MLAs anger people’

The top three states with ‘Most Angry’ are Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Telangana. Meanwhile, only a meager 6.8 percent people in Kerala are “Angry” on the sitting MLAs, followed by Gujarat with 7.4 percent and Maharashtra with 7.9 percent. Thus, Kerala, Gujarat and Maharashtra are the states recorded in the “Least Angry” category.

The survey results have resulted in online trolling as a section of netizens from AP started cornering CM Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and his governance. Naturally, YSRCP supporters are caught off guard with the survey results. 

This survey also comes amidst an alleged “organised violence” and attacks on Telugu Desam Party offices yesterday, where many of their party karyakartas and employees were seriously injured after being attacked with sticks and hammers. This kind of violence also proves why YSRCP MLAs and the government along with police is a party in these attacks, albeit silently. In view of these attacks, the TDP has called for a state-wide bandh in Andhra Pradesh today. 

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Tejaswini Pagadala

Communications Consultant: TEJASWINI PAGADALA is an independent communications consultant. She has previously worked with the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office as the Communications Officer where she has written English speeches for the CM, managed English media communication from the CMO and handled social media accounts of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and the Government.
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