ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ANDHRA PRADESH-II-Mandal Elections and the Police

of the normal phenomenon that urban voters, who receive more information, generally tend to vote against the party in power. A more significant loss is in Krishna and Guntur districts. It was the highly class- conscious gentry of the Krishna delta that planned and created NTR; it was also they who were disillusioned first when he turned out to be much less efficient than they expected in serving their interests. They now dream wistfully of the Hegde or the Jyoti Basu that might have been. But meanwhile their creation has caught the fancy of the rest of the state and they watch helplessly as their Telugu Desam party runs through the electorate of distant Adilabad where neither the Marwari traders in the towns nor the Gondi and Marathi speaking tribals in the forests understand one sentence of the language and sentiments of NTR's speeches.

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