Not easy to beat Jagan in his stronghold

Electoral politics in the state is hotting up. Leaders are working out their strategies to give big shock to their rivals. In this context, ruling TDP is planning to once again come to power. Through strategic planning in different places, it is intensifying efforts to deal a blow to YSR Congress Party. Chandrababu has prepared a strategy to defeat YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy to damage the morale of that party, create confusion among cadre and ultimately smash the party. He has entrusted this task to senior most leaders of the party. The TDP politics in Jagan’s home district and his constituency has hotted up.  This is the sequence of interesting events.

TDP chief Chandrababu had long been planning to sink YSRCP boat in Kadapa which is the stronghold of YSR family. He has vowed to defeat Jagan in his own constituency Pulivendula. In this context, TDP is focusing on development activities in Kadapa, especially in Pulivendula, supply of Krishna water and on encouraging defections from YSRCP to strengthen itself. In 2014 elections, TDP could get only one Assembly seat in this district. YSRCP won the remaining Assembly seats and both MP seats. Though TDP has stepped up development works, lack of unity among its leaders and frequent fights among them has become a problem for the party. Despite this, by winning local bodies MLC seat recently TDP has posed a tough challenge to YSRCP. Babu is chalking out a strategy to keep this temp till coming elections.

Coming to Pulivendula constituency represented by Jagan, irrespective of the fruits of development and welfare activities, people here had been electing YSR family. Since the days when YSR was alive till now, this constituency is under the grip of YSR family. Here, every wall carries the photographs of YSR. The name of YSR is on the lips of everybody. In such a situation, it is not easy for TDP to win this seat. Chandrababu knows this and that is why he is going ahead with a well-planned strategy. Jagan is going to contest again from this constituency. TDP’s master plan is to field former MLC Satish Reddy. Raragopal Reddy from TDP is also expecting the ticket.

However, it is learnt that TDP leadership is keen on fielding Satish Reddy as he has the winning chances. No matter who is in the fray here, TDP leaders will also come together to unitedly campaign for him. TDP’s senior leaders from Kada district C. M. Ramesh and B. Tech Ravi are going ahead with a firm plan to deal a blow to Jagan both politically and economically. They are already nurturing some mandals to strengthen TDP. Leaders of TDP are gearing up for a fight to hoist party flag here. However, analysts say irrespective of the efforts made by TDP, it is not possible to defeat Jagan here.

Ram Tatavarthi
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Ram has been continuing in the journalism for the past 25 years. He started his career from Samacharam and worked for various print and electronic media houses like Eenadu, Andhra Bhoomi, the evening daily Sandhya, in cable, Andhra Prabha, Citi Cable, TV 9, CCC channel etc.. By having extensive experience in journalism and also by always keeping up to date with the latest technology he is now working as a freelance journalist.

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