Will Lagadapati’s Guess Prove Right This Time?
Amaravathi: Lagadapati Rajgopal, a familiar name for politicians and journalists, who tries to be in the picture at appropriate time, goes positive for this leader. He is known as Andhra Octopus for perfect pre-poll surveys and performance of political parties in the States. The only black mark as MP was the pepper spray incident in Lok Sabha when AP State Bifurcation Bill was being debated.
Lagadapati was away from politics after State bifurcation, but speculations abound on his re-entry in 2019 elections. He is in dilemma whether to join TDP or YSRCP, say his followers who hunt at return to politics at appropriate time.
Lagadapati claims to have conducted a survey in AP, and if it is true, coming days for TDP look tough. As per his survey, YSRCP is going to win 112 seats leaving TDP with a mere 63 seats if elections were to be held now. Except in Srikakulam and Vizag districts, YSRCP is dominating in all other 10 districts. East Godavari, which gave TDP a chance to sit in power is going to be one sided in 2019 elections, moving towards YSRCP. Same is the case with Krishna and Guntur Districts.
We cannot take Rajgopal’s survey as standard since he failed to give correct trend in other States of India in 2014 elections. But one thing is clear. Political observers are sure that the TDP is facing anti-incumbency factor and the main question which remains in mind is who is going to encase the anti incumbency? Jagan or Pawan? YSRCP or Janasena? Let us wait and see