‘Real development’ will be the deciding factor
Historically starved for irrigation and drinking water, it will be a vote for development as perceived by the voters in Rayadurg, despite claims and counter-claims on ‘real development’ that has taken place in the constituency.
Kalava Srinivasulu, Minister for I&PR and Telugu Desam Party candidate from the constituency, has made efforts to transform Rayadurg town by widening the roads and bringing dependable drinking water supply, a fact acknowledged by the residents.
The constituency with the second highest number of voters in the district after Anantapur Urban, has a large geographical area, where fallow lands are on the verge of desertification. The sitting MLA had taken up plantation on a large scale to reverse this process, but he himself is not happy with the outcome, though 70% saplings survival rate has been noticed, he claims.