For YSRCP, a win in Tirupati is more than retaining its seat
Besides silencing critics, the ruling social gathering considers the bypoll a barometer of individuals’s religion in it
After back-to-back victories in the panchayat and municipal elections, the YSRCP is clearly on a bull run to win the Tirupati (SC) Lok Sabha seat.
For the ruling social gathering, which is placing a no-holds-barred battle, a win right here means a lot more than retaining its personal seat that had fallen vacant with the demise of social gathering MP Balli Durgaprasada Rao on account of COVID-19.
This is additionally thought-about a barometer on the extent of individuals’s religion retained, two years after its gorgeous victory in 2019.
Chief Minister and social gathering supremo Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s collection of a political novice is additionally understandably meant to ship a clear sign that his private charisma, late YSR’s legacy, the social gathering image, and the implementation of welfare schemes alone matter on the hustings.
The alternative of the candidate Maddila Gurumoorthy, who had served as Mr. Jagan’s private physiotherapist throughout his padayatra, got here all of the sudden out of the blue, and he has little to boast of in comparison with his rivals in the fray, thought-about giants in phrases of political publicity or administrative expertise.
The social gathering management, apparently brushing apart this issue, has moved many prime leaders to Tirupati to make sure a large victory margin of 5 lakh votes.
Apart from top-rung leaders corresponding to Y.V. Subba Reddy, Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy and K. Narayanaswamy, the Chief Minister has personally deployed a Minister to every of the seven Assembly segments, viz. Perni Nani for Tirupati, P. Anil Kumar for Gudur, A. Suresh for Sarvepalli, M. Goutham Reddy for Sullurpet, K. Kannababu for Srikalahasti, K. Nani for Satyavedu and B. Srinivasa Reddy for Venkatagiri. The seven native MLAs are additionally sweating it out in the scorching solar to succeed in out to the final voter in the hinterland.
Party MLA and senior chief B. Karunakar Reddy says a victory by a large margin may even silence its detractors, who’ve been cornering the ruling social gathering on points of spiritual conversion, desecration of idols and undue interference in temple affairs.
Queried in regards to the oft-made blame of volunteers intimidating voters on continuance of social safety advantages, Government Whip Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy says a thumping win will end such baseless arguments, because the parliamentary elections don’t have anything to do with pensions or ration.