High score in AP cooperative polls relieves Congress

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Hyderabad, Feb 2: The ruling Congress put up a good show in the recent elections for co-operative societies in Andhra Pradesh. It was a welcome relief for the party which has been witnessing endless trouble, whether on the question of a weak leadership, the Telangana issue or the threat from the YSR Congress led by Jaganmohan Reddy.

Although the polls were held on a non-party basis, the Congress-affiliated candidates topped the list by winning 454 primary agricultural cooperatives out of the 955 in the first phase of elections.

The Telugu Desham Party (TDP) was second in the list with 276 cooperatives while Jagan's YSR captured 163 cooperatives. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) suffered a blow as it could manage just 60 cooperatives.

A relieved state Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana said the farmers had maintained faith in both the central and state governments led by the party. The TDP and YSR Congress, however, alleged that the ruling party bagged the elections by misusing power.

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