Congress returned in Andhra Pradesh elections 2009May 16th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The overall success of the Indian National Congress (Congress) party in the 2009 India general election was mirrored in Andhra Pradesh where the party won a majority of 28 seats.
By late evening the Congress party held 28 of the Andhra Pradesh’s 42 seats ahead of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with four, and three each for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party and Praja Rajyam Party (PRP). The four remaining seats where categorized under “others”.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y S Rajasekahara Reddy, who lead the Congress party ticket won his seat in the Kadapa district of Pulivendla constituency, while TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu won comfortably in Kuppam segment in Chittor district.
Andhra Pradesh is India’s fourth largest state by area and has the second longest coastline (972km) of all Indian states. Long known as the “Rice Bowl of India”, its capital and largest city, Hyderabad, is known as India’s Silicon Valley due to the large number of information technology, information technology related, pharmaceuticals and entertainment industries headquartered or represented there.
The win by the Congress party will see the previous government of Andhra Pradesh returned for a second consecutive term.
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