There is a buzz in the political circles of Andhra Pradesh about the upcoming general election. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s recent visit to the national capital and the Election Commission’s announcement of the schedule for the Karnataka general election have fueled discussions.
The opposition TDP has gained hope from the graduate MLC elections and subsequent Assembly MLC election, which demonstrated its increasing popularity among the people and growing anti-incumbency towards the ruling YSR Congress. The TDP and Jana Sena have been campaigning against the government, with unemployment being a key issue.
Jagan Mohan Reddy is reportedly concerned about the rising anti- incumbency and exploring options to limit it and the opposition’s chances of winning. He aims to win 175 Assembly seats and is focusing on addressing the party’s setback in the MLC elections. There are rumors that he is considering early elections to prevent anti-incumbency from consolidating and limit the opposition’s time to prepare for the polls.