The result of the Atmakur bypoll is a foregone conclusion. Given the good will that Mekapati Gautham Reddy enjoyed among the people and the clout that the Mekapati family has, their victory is certain. The only matter of interest is whether he would win by over a lakh votes or not. The YSRCP is particular that its candidate Vikram Reddy should win by over one lakh votes.
The party has given responsibility of campaigning to several MLAs, ministers and other key leaders. They are all camping in Atmakur and are working for an unprecedented victory for Vikram Reddy. But, one key YSRCP leader is not to be seen anywhere. He is not part of the campaign. He is none other than Vikram Reddy's uncle and Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy's brother Mekapati Chandramohan Reddy,, who represents Udayagiri in the assembly.
This four-time MLA is miffed that he was not made a minister. He is unhappy that Gautham Reddy was made a minister, while he, who Is much senior, has been left out. Hence, he has not joined the campaign. Sources say that there is a gap between both Mekapati Chandramohan Reddy and Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy.
Meanwhile, in Udayagiri assembly constituency, the stars of the TDP are on the ascent. The party is gradually picking pace and Chandrasekhara Reddy is losing his grip on the constituency. There are also murmurs that a woman politician is handling the party affairs and the works in the constituency in the absence of Chandrasekhara Reddy, who is spending most time in Hyderabad.