For many YSRCP workers and the leaders, Badvel bypoll is turning out to be a huge disappointment. Sounds strange but true. They are disappointed because they may never get to prove their organisational strength and the public support to their party as the bypoll is a mere formality. If there is now contest, they can never prove their strength and win accolades from their boss.
Expecting that there would be a face-off with the TDP, YSRCP tob boss YS Jagan has asked the party leaders to secure a one lakh majority in the Badvel bypoll. The party had won by over 44000 votes in 2019 and Jagan wanted to beat that record. He has already asked minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy to take care of the campaign.
At the same time, Kadapa MP Avinash Reddy and Rayachoti MLA Srikanth Reddy were asked to prepare a three-pronged strategy to get the required majority. However, both the TDP and the Jana Sena have announced that they would not put up a candidate. They said they were honouring the convention of not putting up candidates when a legislator dies before completing his term and his wife or children contest the bypoll. Though the BJP is in the fray, the party may withdraw at the last moment.
The communists are not even talking about the Badvel bypoll. The BSP is also in the fray but sources say even the BSP might opt out at the last moment. So, the well-oiled machinery of the YSRCP may not actually get an opportunity to demonstrate its strength.