At a time when it was thought that YSRCP was all but finished in the Telangana region, suddenly the party was able to field 103 candidates for those Assembly seats out of 117 seats. This is indeed a good bounceback from Jagan and his team. This sudden move surprised even genuine analysts who are taken aback but now there are media reports that TRS is taking Jagan’s help to field Reddy candidates in segments where Congress has fielded Reddys.
Sources say that top TRS leadership is in touch with Jagan and it is they who helped in fielding candidates from Jagan’s party so that the Reddy votes can be split. This is being deemed as a big blow to the TRS party which was expected to have a clean sweep. This matters because in a multi cornered contest, even few hundreds of votes matter and the interesting news coming in is also that it was due to Jagan’s insistence that Konda Surekha and Mahender Reddy intentionally moved to TRS via Congress to weaken the Congress!