Amaravati: The election heat is slowly creeping up in Andhra Pradesh, after the court had rejected CBI’s plea of YS Jagan’s bail cancellation.
There was a big groundwork, well planned by the ruling party, to hit YSRC cadre psychologically since a few days by showing CBI’s plea. However at the end, the strategy seemed not work well for the ruling party.
As per sources, TDP tried to woo YSRC MLAs to join their party by threat, and by using sops. They have also made efforts to discourage the party men by contending that Jagan would be once again behind the bars.
The TDP leaders of Krishna and Guntur districts have even planned for a huge rally with fireworks if the court ruled against the opposition leader.
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu has been facing rough weather on various issues, including issues like Special Category Status, Farmer suicides, Agri Gold, Aqua Food Park agitation at Thondurru, and last but not least, Kapu Reservations agitation.
Though there is no major threat right now for Naidu, he is not taking any issue lightly. He wants to remove the thorn (Jagan) for the next election, as he thinks it may stick to his flesh any time.
After the Court’s decision, the TDP Supremo is now planning to organize mini Mahanadu at Kadapa to hit Jagan once again mentally. Naidu wants to sweep jagan’s bastion, after the confidence he had gained from his kadapa MLC seat victory. Naidu’s move will attract the mindset of the voters, as per TDP sources.
On the flip side, Opposition leader, who received a breather from the High Court, is planning different strategies to overcome Naidu.
Jagan, who is planning a family trip to New Zealand, is calculating CBI’s next move. If CBI fails to make any counter in short span, Jagan will have a chance to go public with his sympathy wave: If he made any mistake, the Court would have pushed him behind the bars.
But it will be tough for the opposition leader to overtake Naidu for right now. Efforts to rope in Prashanth Kishore for publicizing on Social Media or to implement Kishore’s strategy for upcoming elections will be of little help. Naidu is now on safe seat with no hurdles immediately from Jagan, Jana Sena or the BJP.