NTR could create a record in the electoral history of India just because he talked about Telugu self-respect and fought bravely against the then mighty Congress. Cinematic charisma is just another factor in his victory at that time. But now the AP-based parties are least bothered about this self-respect factor. While Jaganmohan Reddy is depending on TRS boss KCR for winning 2019 election, Pawan Kalyan has gone all the way to Lucknow to get alliance support with BSP leader Mayawati.
By comparison, TDP boss CM Chandrababu Naidu is gaining greater credibility because of his continuous fight against the Modi-Shah duo on the plank of Andhra self-respect. The TDP’s lonely struggle is leaving an impact on the voters’ mood. In terms of experience in leadership, Jagan and Pawan are lagging behind Chandrababu who is going forward with his careful planning.
Jana Senani has given out his anti-corruption stand as the reason for his leaving the TDP alliance. Analysts say it is a tactical blunder on the part of Pawan Kalyan to tie up with Mayawati who is facing a lot of corruption allegations. This is a big loss to Pawan on ideological grounds. It is also a risky experiment to work with Mayawati and get good results in AP politics.