Team PK defers candidate surveys in AP!!

Wed Dec 01 2021 18:37:38 GMT+0530 (IST)

Though AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has pompously announced that Team PK would enter the scene from November and conduct assessment to understand the actual ground situation in AP. Jagan has even asked the party leaders, MLAs, Ministers and MPs to start preparing for the 2024 elections. But, it turns out that Team PK is yet to enter the scene.

Though November is over, there are no signs of Team PK beginning its work. Sources say that this was due to a well-thought-out plan by both Jagan and Prashant Kishor.  Sources say that both PK and YSJ have decided that since the tidings were largely in favour of the ruling YSRCP, there was no reason to conduct surveys and assessments so early.

The recent bypolls, local body and panchayat polls have made it amply clear that the YSRCP popularity rating is zooming on the fast lane. So, Jagan and PK reportedly felt that there is not much anti-incumbency against the sitting MLAs and MPs. Also, there is no political alternative as of now. The TDP is down in the dumps, while the Jana Sena and the BJP are non-starters.

Sources also say that Jagan might repeat all the sitting MLAs for the 2024 elections. He might take a call on renegade MP Raghuramakrishnam Raju and rebellious Dharmana Prasad Rao. Also, Jagan is said to be using this time to iron out the differences among the party leaders. He is said to be focusing on the groupism within the party. After taking care of these, he would ask Team PK to enter the scheme, sources say.