Kakinada polls: It is after a gap of over two decades that the TDP captured power in Kakinada city. The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) bagged the Kakinada Municipal Corporation (KMC) by a thumping majority today, winning 32 out 48 civic divisions. The BJP, TDP’s ally, won three seats while independents got another three. The opposition YSR Congress had to be content with just ten seats. Election to the KMC was held on August 29 and counting of votes was taken up today.
Kakinada, a port town, has been chosen as a Smart City under the Smart Cities Mission. “People have once again voted for development and welfare agenda. Their aspiration to develop Kakinada into a Smart City has been reflected in the civic election,” Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N China Rajappa, who spearheaded the party campaign in Kakinada, said.