Political strategist Prashant Kishor’s reportedly conducted a survey to study the loss of YSR Congress Party in Nandyal and Kakinada elections. As per the survey, Kakinda Municipal Elections was ‘no loss no gain’ gig for YSRCP. Specifically, because TDP did not win additional voters confidence compared to the 2014 elections.
In 2014 elections, TDP in Kakinada polled 76467 votes while YSRCP polled 52467 votes of the 140523voters. TDP won with 24000 majority
In 2017, municipal elections TDP secured 69534 votes while BJP polled 7813votes. YSRCP secured 50944 votes. Totally 148582 votes were polled.
Even though TDP secured majority of wards, the number of votes have not increased enormously. Despite the ruling party announcing several welfare schemes, it reportedly has not done much to woo the Urban voters.