National Media Survey says Jagan, but a battle ground on cards
With recent surveys projecting YS Jagan Mohan Reddy getting 43 percent votes this 2019 Assembly election, predictions are going rounds all over. Experts opine that a survey by national media with a limited sample size cannot be a yardstick to capture the pulse of the population in the state. The survey conducted India Today stated that TDP has 38 percent and new party Jana Sena 5 percent vote share in the forthcoming elections .
However, the regional media which held debates on the topic opine that changing political contours in the state was not a sudden phenomenon. People generally frame opinion based on quick results than the process.
The bifurcation which was done hastily in 2014 kept the state in doldrums and the infant state has to start from the scratch from dealing with ailing deficits to capital construction. Chief Minister Naidu who was successful in the past as hi-tech CM couldn’t satiate AP people’s expectations pertaining to developments in AP. While BJP and YCP are busy cornering TDP chief’s extravagant spending from state exchequer, there is divided opinion on this. “There is ardent need to bring investments in Andhra Pradesh and CM has been working hard to bring them, it is the oppositions who are making hue and cry trying to curtail noble efforts of CM “says a software employee who wishes to be unnamed. Recent announcement pertaining to government jobs in the state is also a welcome step to create employment. On the other hand, YCP Supremo Jagan Mohan Reddy has completed his padayatra in Visakhapatnam district and the walkathon entered Vizianagaram district. The opposition leaders connect with the masses has been increasing, thanks to Padayatra wherein, he is able to understand the grievances of people from different quarters.
Internal party politics have had an impact on both the major parties in last one month. With major joinings in YCP, seats arrangement has created furore and discontent among some leaders. Jana Sena , new party seems to provide solace to the varying factions within TDP and YCP who are dissatisfied with seats distribution. However, the national survey stated that 5 percent vote share to Jana Sena might be deciding factor to decide who is going to win the forth coming elections. With elections not far behind, every party is trying corner another to garner traction. Experts opine that a battle ground is on the cards where the two major parties have equal stake in claiming their position as winner.