The next time when Jagan goes to polls in 2024, he will have a very young and sprightly team of contestants. Many from the old guard are likely to give way to young, dynamic and energetic candidates. Most of the seniors are now grooming their wards for a political entry in the YSRCP.
For instance, Ministr Perni Nani's son Perni Kittu is already very active in the YSRCP. He is acting as Nani's representative in his constituency. He is known to be a natural leader. Ditto with Krishna Chaitanya, who is the son of Dharmana Krishna Das. Similarly, Pavitra Reddy, daughter of Kalahasti MLA and YSRCP leader Biyyapu Madhusudan Reddy. She is quite active in service activities in Kalahasti. As of now, she is busy with Covid relief works. All these leaders are highly active and have great mobility. To add to this, they are all very active on the social media and have helped create an effective interface for their respective parents.
Contrast this with the Telugu Desam. There is a great dearth of young leaders in the party. Though there are some faces like Devineni Avinash and Paritala Sriram, most of the others are those who have been in politics for decades. The most important leader from among the young leaders is Nara Lokesh. He has no inspiration to offer to the young and upcoming leaders in the TDP.