When YSRCP was launched with much fan fare many thought it would be Jagan centric as he single handedly defied diktats of Cong High Command and all powerful Sonia Gandhi. He in a master stroke made his mother Vijayamma to shoot a letter accusing Sonia insulting of late CM YS.Rajasekhar Reddy and not allowing her son to undertake ‘Odarpu Yatra’. Till then Vijayamma was an unknown entity as YSRCP activities used to run around Jagan.
However all that changed once Jagan was sent to Jail and there was no chance of him coming out on bail in another 6 months. Jagan and his party leaders felt that it would be difficult to operate a party from jail. They plan to take it to peoples court highlighting the double standards in Jagan’s case.
Jagan fully aware is planning to make use of his sister Sharmila who turned out to be superhit in the party during byelections campaign.Many wondered how come she disappeared after the byelections. It seemd Jagan did not want too many powercenters in the party but now that his party’s future in stake, he has no other go than rope in Sharmila to undertake padayatra.
Many feel that Sharmila will be another powercenter and with her striking resemblance and mannerisims of that of her late father YS.Rajasekhar Reddy she will be a sure hit in future.Many in the party feel that while Jagan gives credence to surveys and reports gathered by his close aides, Sharmila will be mingling with people which turn out to be her strength. It has to be seen how YSRCP’s politics will take a turn.