Jana Senani is locked in a triangular contest in both his Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka assembly constituencies. As it is Pawan Kalyan, there is wild speculation on whether he will win or lose. Where will he win and with how much majority? These are the calculations going on in the twin Godavari districts and also in Visakhapatnam. For the fans of Power Star, it is indeed an anxious time as the rising political heat has changed voter equations drastically.
Jana Sainiks are confident that the caste is the main factor for their confidence in Pawan’s win. In both segments, the Kapu voters are predominant. There are nearly 75,000 Kapu voters in Bhimavaram and over 55,000 in Gajuwaka. Both are urban constituencies with educated and youth voters likely to have a strong impact on the election outcome.
The existing political scenario has polarised vote banks along caste and community lines. The TDP has set its sights on the BC vote banks while trying to win some share of the Kapu vote bank as well. If TDP candidates succeed in splitting Kapu votes, they it will be difficult for Pawan. YCP is hoping to win with a possible split of rival votes between TDP and Jana Sena.