There is no denying that Congress Party is going through one of its worst phase ever. Especially in the successor state of Andhra Pradesh, the party is on ‘ventilator’ and is gasping for its survival. In Nandyal by-election the grand-old party has fielded a person from minority community, Abdul Khadar, in the fray. And there is no proper response as expected – not even from minorities.
Although a few Congress leaders stepped in to campaign for the candidate and party, there is no reception from the public. Senior leaders like Chiranjeevi have escaped, PCC president of AP Raghuveera Reddy is sole campaign face for Congress in Nandyal. And there is no use.
The former Agricultural minister in YS Rajasekhar Reddy cabinet is not getting due response at all. On other hand, both TDP and YSRCP is having a tug of war in Nandyal where they roped in several seniors to campaign in the constituency. While all major ministers, MLAs and leaders are campaigning for TDP in Nandyal and film actors Balakrishna, Venu Madhav too rallying, YSRCP has Roja, Jagan and other leaders.
Even there were no crowd for Jagan’s road show on sixth day and he had to wait for two hours to start his roadshow while his party leaders tried their best to gather crowd in meantime. Looks like, TDP is getting good response from people. The sympathy on Bhuma family too working in this favour. Yet, it is not going to be easy for the TDP either. Let’s wait and see.