TDP supporters in the city celebrated exuberantly as the results came in.
Out of the 48 wards in total, TDP has won in 38 wards and opposition YSRCP has emerged victorious in just 10 wards.
Kakinada went for Corporation elections after a gap of seven years.
Naturally, the TDP leaders have started claiming it as a big victory and a referendum on the performance of the three-year old TDP government headed by N Chandrababu Naidu. The elections were conducted on Tuesday in 48 wards of the corporation.
Election to the KMC was held on August 29 and counting of votes was taken up today. As of now, TDP is showing its powerful lead in the election result with more than 50 per cent of wards were swept already.The final results are expected to be out by 12 noon. Elaborate security arrangements are in place at the counting stations. Yet, the past Nandyal elections and these Kakinada poll are believed that these will represent the voter’s pulse in upcoming 2019 elections.
The YSRC leaders have not made any comment so far.