Rapid development of the residuary state, promises to waive farm loans and appointment of two deputy CMs by TDP and YSRCP President YS Jaganmohan Reddy's assurance over his 'five signatures' were the main campaign themes in Seemandhra, where electioneering came to an end today.
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and actor-turned-politician Pavan Kalyan spearheaded the election campaign of TDP-BJP combine, while Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi campaigned for their party.
Jaganmohan, his mother and YSRCP honorary president Y S
Vijayamma and sister Sharmila extensively canvassed for the YSR Congress.
Polling for the 175 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra is scheduled to be held on May seven and the main contest is between TDP-BJP combine and YSRCP.
The shrill campaign has often been marked by vitriolic accusations mainly between the two regional parties over allegations of massive corruption against YSRCP and "false promises" and "lack of credibility" for TDP.
Modi, Naidu and Pavan Kalyan undertook a whirl-wind tour of Seemandhra by addressing six public meetings in the two regions last week to give a push to the prospects of the alliance.
Announcing that BJP would stand by Seemandhra in its march on the path of development, Modi had asked the voters to choose between "scam Andhra" and "Swarnandhra" (golden Andhra).
Naidu emphasised on his promise of farm loan waiver, his vision for developing Seemandhra on the lines of Singapore and ensuring safety of women.
"I have the vision and experience to build the new state from the scratch. I would work like a 'coolie' for the rapid and comprehensive development of the new state," he said.
He promised to appoint two deputy chief ministers, one belonging to Kapu community and another hailing from backward classes, if the TDP is voted to power.