The political parties in Andhra Pradesh are currently engaged in a fierce race for the Tirupati seat. The campaigns of the parties are in full swing.
The Congress candidate, former MP Chinta Mohan, has also intensified his campaign. Just today, he slammed his rivals for the seat.
Going after AP Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy first, the leader said, "The CM can never win a battle for justice. He has already lost the support of his sister, Y S Sharmila, who has left his party and has gone to Telangana to launch a party of her own
. I predict that within the next six months, he will lose the support of the people of the state as well and will be forced to step down."
Then, he attacked the BJP, and thundered, "The BJP will face the same fate that the Congress did in the last two general elections. The continuous rise in the prices of essential commodities will bring about the demise of the saffron party's rule at the Centre. Its deeply anti-people policies will not be tolerated by the people of India, and it will be ousted from power."
Next, Chinta Mohan targeted the JSP, and claimed that the election campaign of the party's founder, actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan, would not help the prospects of the BJP-JSP joint candidate Ratna Prabha in the upcoming election.
Exuding confidence about the prospects of his own party, the former MP said that the Congress would surely regain its popularity if its rivals fought an honest battle, and refrained from using "underhand" means to secure votes.
Apart from Chinta Mohan, 27 other hopefuls are in the fray for the Tirupati seat. Among them are the YSRCP's M Gurumoorthy, former minister Panabaka Lakshmi from the TDP, the BJP-JSP joint candidate Ratna Prabha and the CPM's Nellore Yadagiri. The by-election will be held on April 17.