Andhra Pradesh is reeling under massive political churning due to the caste based voting disparities and leadership changes and quick growing ambitions.
The questions which are never answered:Are there caste-based voting disparities in Andhra Pradesh? Do they prioritise candidates from their own caste as highly as state politicians would have us believe? The actual circumstances offer a different justification. Politicians that desire more power are responsible for all of this.
Caste is undoubtedly a factor in how party tickets are distributed, but it is a misconception to believe that voters will support one party exclusively. Only in specific circumstances, such as after the murder of Vangaveeti Ranga, when all Kapus turned against the TDP, was such a situation witnessed. However, it did not happen again in the next election.
Election history demonstrates unequivocally that no community, including Kapus, Kammas Reddys, Brahmins, Dalits, or any other, votes based on its membership. In 2014, a large number of Reddys, Kapus, SC, ST, and other minority populations voted for the TDP; in 2019, the bulk of them chose the YSRCP.
The YSRCP, which until recently seemed to be very strong, has now realised that a significant amount of damage has been done to its credibility as a result of the cumulative reasons, and the anti-incumbency factor has been growing. A ground survey of the situation makes it abundantly clear that this time there is massive churning among different sections of the people.
The party has now begun a damage control effort as a result of this. Political observers believe that the ruling party is attempting to put caste politics in the spotlight in order to make it appear as though the damage is minimal. The opposition, which until recently appeared to be completely destroyed, is now on the rise, and the party is making major attempts to strengthen its standing, especially among the numerically significant Backward Classes and Kapu group.
The reality is that voters from all communities and castes are divided as usual, and their choice of candidate depends on how they feel about government initiatives, including whether they were implemented successfully or not.
Despite the government’s claims that it provides the poor with unequalled benefits, these programmes are one of the things that are making ordinary voters angry. Authorities believe that despite the schemes’ extensive publicity, people would still fall for them.
The voters, however, are very smart; they compute the final benefit they used to receive from both past and contemporary initiatives, as well as consider how effectively they are being carried out.
In Andhra Pradesh, it appears that the average voter is currently formulating an opinion on each political party, its achievements, and its campaign promises. The Union administration needs to take a strong stance and guarantee free elections since the voters don’t seem to have faith in the system and they worry that the polls this time may not be fair and free. They still don’t understand the Modi government’s position on the state government.
There is a perception that the Center still favours the ruling party more and is oblivious to whatever is going on despite the fact that it is detrimental to the interests of the state and its state unit. There is a perception that the BJP’s vote share this time would less than what it polled in 2019. During the last elections, it got 0.84% votes as against 2.21% in 2014 when it was in alliance with TDP.
The saffron party in AP is experiencing a significant leadership crisis, which is the cause. It failed to take on YSRCP and keep Jana Sena as an alliance partner. Last time, Jana Sena received 6.8% of the vote.
But, the state BJP officials’ big brother mentality caused it to drift in the direction of the TDP, and now there are signs that Jana Sena may cooperate with the TDP. The TDP received roughly 40% of the vote the last time, and with anti-incumbency rising, the figure could rise. If it teams together with Jana Sena, whose popularity has slightly improved, there is a good chance that the competition will be fierce. #hydnews #hydkhabar #hydlive