One big takeaway of the GHMC elections for the BJP is that the era of Kishan Reddy-K Laxman is over. The party's campaign is firmly in the hands of state president Bandi Sanjay, Nizamabad MP D Aravind and Dubbak MLA Raghunandan Rao. They have completely eclipsed the old guard.
An unknown commodity till recently, Bandi Sanjay is today BJP's star campaigner. His fiery speeches, willingness to work extra hard and readiness to take up challenges have made him a hero among his fans. He is drawing huge crowds wherever he is going. But, all this is not exactly music to the ears of leaders like Union Minister Kishan Reddy and Dr K Laxman. They are not much in demand in the campaign and their statements and speeches are not making it to the headlines.
Similarly, D Aravind is using social media very effectively to attack KCR and his family. His no-holds-barred attack on KCR, KTR, Harish Rao and Kavitha Kalwakuntla has earned him considerable fan base. His pressers are well attended and well reported too.
Another interesting thing is that both these leaders have actually eclipsed Revanth Reddy too. Till recently, Revanth was the only strong voice that attacked the TRS and its bosses. Now, both Aravind and Sanjay have literally overtaken him in attacking KCR. So, whatever the result of the GHMC, Bandi Sanjay and D Aravind will emerge as the biggest names in the BJP.