The recently released results of civic body polls, PR polls have raised more curiosity on the upcoming Assembly poll results although it predict an edge for TDP given that it performed extremely well in 9 districts whereas it gave tough fight to YSRCP in Kurnool, Prakasam and partly even in Kadapa by bagging four municipalities out of seven, limiting YSRCP to 3. The moot point here is how far there are chances for the repetition of local body polls in Assembly polls as there is a one-month gap between PR polls and Assembly polls.
Given that there are huge and swift changes during this one month, the chances for repetition of civic polls in Assembly polls is less. Be it poll campaigning or poll management of TDP and YSR Congress during this month, or political exodus from Congress to TDP in large numbers, or TDP forging an alliance with BJP that has fair chance to form government at Centre or campaigning of Pawan Kalyan and Narendra Modi, TDP is way ahead compared to YSR Congress. Senior-most leaders like Ganta Srinivasa Rao in Vizag, JC Diwakar Reddy in Anantapur, TG Venkatesh and E. Prathap Reddy in Kurnool have joined TDP fold along with their cadres which only strengthen the party. On flip side, joining of Dharmana Prasada Rao in Srikakulam, Dhadi Veerabhadra Rao in YSR Congress worked brilliantly for TDP. Corruption allegations against Dharmana is stumbling block for him and YSR Congress in the district. This is alredy evident in . From Srikakulam to Ananthapur, except Nellore, Kadapa, Prakasam and Kurnool, TDP seems to have no opposition. Only in the four districts, YSRCP and TDP are slugging out with each other.
“Mostly, local election results will not repeat in Assembly polls. The only chance is either one could improve or get worsen compared to them,” opined a political expert. He added, “TDP is going to improve its chances, numbers compared to PR polls, Municipal polls whereas YSRCP is on losing end.” Just wait and see. Anyhow, Tomorrow is the D-day.