The Jana Sena could not get expected results in the panchayat polls considering the local level factors there and also because of the YCP’s aggressive efforts. But still, there has been some satisfaction among the candidates that the party has won a considerable number of panchayats despite many obstacles.
When it comes to the municipal elections, it is going to be a totally different game. The voters are more educated and well equipped to face the election violations by the ruling party. Right from the beginning, Pawan Kalyan has got some hold on the urban areas because of his charisma, fan following and the presence of large number of Kapu voters in towns and cities.
Keeping this factor in view, the Jana Sena cadres have become active ahead of the municipal polls. Many candidates are coming forward to contest on behalf of the Jana Sena in municipalities and municipal corporations. Especially, there has been a lot of enthusiasm from the party cadres in Tirupati, Guntur, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry and Visakhapatnam.
On the other hand, the TDP is also getting activated with its leadership deciding to leave no stone unturned in taking on the ruling YCP candidates. The party is expecting lesser chances for the YCP managers to manipulate the counting and final results.
With both Naidu and Pawan getting high hopes, the civic polls are indeed going to be a mini assembly election in AP in the coming days.