Former PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana accepts people' verdict
May 17, 2014 - Hyderabad
The undisputed king of Vizianagaram from Congress party Botcha Satyanarayana who has faced a humiliating defeat has faced the ire of angry voters. The election results has shown their disapproval to the entire family of Botcha who has contested in five seats in the recent elections.
The former PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana was defeated by Srikakulam Zilla Parishad Chairperson Kimidi Mrunalini by a margin of over 20,000 votes. The last minute attempts of Botcha to woo voters with free gifts have failed. His wife and sitting MP Botcha Jhansi Lakshmi too lost her MP seat against political rival Ashoka Gajapati Raju, while his brother Appala Narasaiah also tasted bitter defeat at the hands of Appala Naidu of TDP at Gajapatinagaram.
Arrogance and dictatorial ways brings him down
Political analysts believe that the arrogance and dictatorial ways of Botcha in the district have backfired. The people were especially hurt by the actions during the Jai Samaikyandhra movement when angry mobs attacked his and his relatives properties forcing the police to clamp curfew for nearly 17 days. The actions of the police against the angry protesters during the Jai Samaikyandhra movement in Vizianagaram have significantly hurt Botcha in the elections.
Respects voters' judgement
Speaking to media after the results were delivered, Botcha Satyanarayana said he accepts the verdict and respects the voters judgement. Botcha also lashed out at the opposition parties for laying the blame of bifurcation primarily on the Congress. On the corruption allegations against him, Botcha said he was ready to face any sort of inquiry. He said that if the inquiry proves that he is the culprit, he is ready to face any action and apologize to the people. 'I will not seek any anticipatory stay or bail from the courts like some TDP leaders', he said.
Challenges TDP to implement promises
The former PCC president has challenged the TDP to implement its election promise like loan waiver to farmers, a job to each and every family in the State and loan amount enhancement in the housing scheme for the poor etc.