A report doing rounds in Andhra Pradesh's political circles is the one with criminal cases on YSR Congress Party leaders. A report released on YSRCP candidates' criminal cases has revealed that 95 candidates contesting for Assembly from the party have criminal cases against them. This also includes women legislators in the party.
According to the report, 6 candidates from Srikakulam, 6 candidates from Visakhapatnam and 1 candidate from Vizianagaram, 9 candidates in East Godavari, 1 in West Godavari, 15 candidates in Krishna District, 12 from Guntur, 5 from Prakasam district, 7 from Nellore, 8 candidates from Kadapa district with highest no.of cases on Party President Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy (31 cases), 6 from Kurnool, 10 candidates from Ananthapur and 7 candidates from Chittoor district have criminal cases and other cases of robbery, land grabbing, etc registered on them.
Meanwhile, the report also revealed that 12 YSR Congress MP candidates also have cases against them, including new entrants such as businessman-turned-producer Potluri Vara Prasad. The party also ranks on top in having highest number of candidates involved in serious criminal cases.
An analysis also presents that YSRCP has the highest number of legislators with declared criminal cases, with Congress party standing in the second position, BJP taking the third place, TRS in the fourth spot, BSP at fifth and TDP in the last position with just 16% of them wit declared criminal cases.