Pulivendula, Jagan’s fort, could remain an unattainable dream for TDP

First Published 9, Sep 2017, 1:22 PM IST
Pulivendula Jagan fort could remain an unattainable dream for TDP
  • Andhra Pradesh has two undefeated forts where YCP and TDP have never lost an election
  • Kuppam is the TDP fort while Pulivendula belongs to YCP and stands by YSR family at all times
  • But AP CM Chandrababu is trying every means to defeat YS Jagan in Pulivendula

Andhra Pradesh is all getting geared up for the 2019 elections and each party is making game plans to win the elections. In the whole of AP there are only two constituencies which stood faithful to their parties and leaders.

One is Kuppam constituency in Chittoor district which is the fort of TDP (Telugu Desam Party) and the other is Pulivendula constituency in the Kadapa District, the stronghold of YCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party).

TDP has 174 constituencies on one side and Pulivendula on one side. AP CM Chandrababu is planning to break the fort of YCP supremo YS Jaganmohan Reddy as this would be a bumper lottery for TDP.

TDP won the local MLC seat with BTech Ravi and is all excited at the breakthrough. With the recent win at Nandyal, another stronghold of YCP, TDP is filled with confidence and is plotting to hoist its flag in Pulivendula, which it sees as the ultimate victory.

 Chandrababu is luring the Pulivendula people at the forefront with various development schemes like providing drinking and irrigation water facilities, implementing welfare schemes and providing basic facilities. Behind the scene, it has appointed a core group with BTech Ravi, CM Ramesh, Adinarayana Reddy, Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Lokesh to work against YCP.

From the foundation of TDP in 1983 by NT Rama Rao, Pulivendula has been a case of sour grapes for the TDP and in all the eight elections till date TDP was not able to break the stronghold of YCP in Pulivendula. Even when NTR tried to win in Pulivendula it wasn’t possible for him.

From 2014, the Pulivendula constituency has become the fort of former CM YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s family. TDP is planning every whichever way possible to defeat YS Jagan in Pulivendula in the  2019 elections.