BJP is set to win more number of seats in the coming elections to the Andhra Pradesh assembly and increase its tally to double digits, predicts the saffron party’s lone sitting legislator in the state.
"I can’t tell how many seats exactly we can win. But, we are confident to take our tally to double digits this time. Though, we are not claiming to win maximum seats and form a government ourselves," party MLA G Kishen Reddy told PTI
Kishen Reddy was responding to a question whether Lotus will bloom in Andhra Pradesh, as it did in last year’s assembly polls in neighbouring Karnataka by winning maximum seats and forming BJP’s first government in South India.
Reddy, who is contesting from Amberpet constituency, which was carved out from Himyathnagar, once represented by him in the last assembly is facing a direct challenge from Congress nominee and Minister for Cooperation Mohammed Fareeduddin.
Reddy who has been extensively campaigning several areas of this Hindu-dominated seat is getting a stiff competition from Fareeduddin who has also undertaken door-to-door campaigning at Bharat Nagar, Amberpet, Bagh Amberpet, Ashur Khana and other areas, accompanied by party workers.
Though, Reddy who is sure of getting elected from Amberpet, also maintains that he is working hard to win this election against Fareeduddin, who held the Zaheerabad assembly seat in the last assembly.
First Published: Apr 13, 2009 16:33 IST