YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy is now assisted by his mother Vijayamma and sister Sharmila in the campaign. While the TDP has a number of star campaigners besides its chief Chandrababu Naidu, the YSR Congress campaign is mostly depended on Jaganmohan Reddy. The TDP had roped in Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Farooq Abdulla and Delhi Chief Minister Aarvind Kejriwal. There are leaders like West Bengal chief minister Mamatha Benerji and Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav, who are likely to add to the TDP’s campaign this time. The TDP chief is also planning to hold Opposition conclave in Visakhapatnam with the leaders of all non-BJP helping him.
Against this campaign of the TDP with the national level leaders, the YSR Congress is solely depending on Jaganmohan Reddy. Now, giving him a sigh of relief, Jaganmohan Reddy’s mother Vijayamma and sister Sharmila have joined the campaign. The two women leaders have been holding road shows and addressing public meetings in support of the party. Interestingly, the meetings of Vijayamma in Prakasam district and Sharmila in Guntur district drew huge crowds. The party ranks have thus succeeded to some extent in keeping the crowd intact whether it is for Jaganmohan Reddy’s meetings or others like Vijayamma and Sharmila.
While Vijayamma is seeking a term for her son this time, Sharmila is going hard against the TDP and is attacking Chandrababu Naidu aggressively in her speeches. She had started her electioneering from Mangalagiri where Nara Lokesh is contesting. The mother and sister have set a schedule for the campaigning in some constituencies across the State where Jaganmohan Reddy could not reach.
Meanwhile, Jaganmohan Reddy’s spouse Bharathi is taking care of the campaign in Pulivendula where Jaganmohan Reddy is seeking re-election. Bharathi is taking up road shows and door to door campaign in some parts of the constituency. Though Jaganmohan Reddy’s victory in this segment is for sure, Bharathi’s campaign adds some spice to the electioneering this time.