Which Way Will TDP Voters Vote In Badvel?

Tue Oct 19 2021 11:10:12 GMT+0530 (IST)

The only interest in the Badvel bypoll in Kadapa district is what would be the majority of the YSRCP candidate. The last time when polls were held, the YSRCP candidate had won by 44000 votes. Will the winning margin be more than 44000 or not, is the topic of debate in Badvel. But, there is another issue that is also being hotly discussed.

Where will the TDP votes go this time. In the 2019 elections, the YSRCP had got 95482 votes The TDP had secured 50748 votes. This time around, the TDP is not in the fray. It has decided not to contest as deceased MLA Venkata Subbaiah , Dasari Sudha is contesting the bypoll. The TDP said it was honouring the convention and not putting up the candidate. But the BJP has put up its candidate.

Now, will the TDP voters, who number around 50000,  not vote this time? Or will they vote? If they vote, who will they vote for? Definitely not to the YSRCP. So, will they be voting for the BJP? Will the TDP indirectly back the BJP in Badvel bypoll? Or will they vote for the Congress Party, which too has put up a candidate this time?

In the 2019 elections, the Congress got just 2337 votes. The BJP got less than 750 votes, which is less than a couple of independents and even the NOTA. If the BJP gets a significant number of votes, then it could be surmised that the TDP voters have shifted to the BJP this time. Thus, the fate of the TDP support base is also being intensely discussed in Badvel. Let's wait and see how things pan out.