BeyondHeadlines News Desk
New Delhi: The Congress party is way ahead of others is Assam in the initial trends. It is leading in 19 seats, while the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is ahead in the 4 seats. Others are ahead in 14 seats.
As the country awaits the assembly poll results, for the UPA the outcome of the polls in the four key states could be their mid-term trust vote. Amid various allegations of corruption like the 2G scam, the CWG scam and number of court judgements going against them, the verdict of the people will definitely show their mood towards the UPA.
The Congress will surely get a shot in the arm if the party and its allies perform well in the polls. Similarly, the Opposition will be on the backfoot, at least for a while if the verdict does not show any swing in the people’s mood against the Congress and its allies.
Besides these assembly results, the future of two southern chief ministers — BS Yeddyurappa of Karnataka and Kiran Kumar Reddy of Andhra Pradesh — are dependent on the outcomes of by-polls.
Facing sleaze charges, BSY is under pressure to show that the BJP is still ahead in the popularity race, while Reddy faces a serious challenge from rebel YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who quit the Congress to contest on his own from his home turf, Kadapa.