The recent announcement of an alliance between the TDP and Jana Sena has sent ripples of concern through the ranks of the YSRCP, particularly among those who clinched victory by razor-thin margins in the 2019 elections. Across 42 constituencies, YSRCP MLAs managed to secure their seats with a meager margin of around 1000 votes or less over their opponents.
These constituencies are now viewed as vulnerable spots for the YSRCP in the impending elections. The anxiety gripping some YSRCP leaders stems from the fear that the alliance between the TDP and Jana Sena might effectively consolidate opposition votes.
This could potentially complicate their mission to secure victory in constituencies where they had previously triumphed by slender margins. In the 2019 elections, the division of votes between the TDP and Jana Sena had actually worked to the advantage of the YSRCP. However, the tide may turn with the newfound alliance between these erstwhile rivals.
Consequently, YSRCP leaders are voicing their apprehensions about the impending impact of this alliance on their electoral fortunes. They are increasingly worried that a united opposition could present a far more formidable challenge in the forthcoming elections compared to the previous electoral showdown.