The death of YSR created a huge vacuum which Cong thought of filling with its own select few leaders ignoring the popularity of his son YS.Jagan. However it did not pay dividends and even after sending Jagan to jail, dissent in the party did not reduce.
Rahul set up committees and even sent his trusted observers to state but various factions and groups started fighting in front of them itself. Rahul now plans to come to the sate and guage the situation first hand rather than bank on reports. Buzz is he is ready with AP formula and sources reveal that it is similar to the one he implemented in UP. His close aides are of opinion that though it failed in UP, the same formula will work in AP and cite reasons that except for TDP ruling the stae for some time, only Cong was in power. However Rahul will be eating humble pie if he underestimates the power of Jagan.