The K. Chandrasekhar Rao government in Telangana performed 'below average' on the most important concerns of voters including employment opportunities, healthcare facilities and public transport, says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an election watchdog.
Released on Friday, the 'Telangana Survey 2018' said the government also performed "poorly" in providing water for agriculture and tackling problems arising due to mining and quarrying.
Across the state, the major concerns of voters were better employment opportunities (65.99 percent), better hospitals and primary healthcare centres (33.23 percent) and improved public transport (25.89 percent), according to the survey report by the election watchdog.
In rural Telangana, the top priorities were employment opportunities (63 percent), higher price realization for farm products (45 percent) and subsidy for seeds and fertilizers (44 percent). The government performed 'below average' on all three, it said.
Employment (71 percent), noise pollution (50 percent) as well as air and water pollution (40 percent) continued to be huge concerns for the urban voters.
Just earlier this week, the ADR had also released a survey on the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh. The survey found better employment opportunities, drinking water, and decent hospitals and primary healthcare centres were the top three priorities for voters. The performance of the N. Chandrababu Naidu government was rated below average in all three areas.
"The Andhra Pradesh Survey Report 2018 points out that voter priorities in the state have been neglected by the government and it has performed poorly on almost all top 10 voter priorities," the report said.
Meanwhile, a fresh report by ADR on Friday said that as many as 213 (17 percent) out of 1,266 candidates in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections have declared criminal cases against themselves while 146 (12 percent) have declared serious criminal cases. The election watchdog analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1,266 out of 1,279 candidates contesting in the first phase.