The heat of Nandhyala By-election is already on even before the election schedule is finalized. TDP and YSR Congress are already sweating out in the constituency to win it at any cost and give an impression to the people that the wind is in their favour for 2019 elections.
Congress has also confirmed contesting in the election and in all probability, Jana Sena is likely to give a miss. But it is interesting to see which party will be the choice of Pawan Kalyan fans in this constituency. In a close fought election, they can always be a deciding factor.
Pawan Kalyan mostly likely will not give a direction to the party supporters as that would give an indication about his leaning in the next elections. Pawan Kalyan and Bhuma Nagi Reddy worked together in PRP. Pawan even campaigned for them.
Shoba Nagi Reddy won from Allagadda and Bhuma lost as Nandhyala MP. Later Bhuma family joined Congress after PRP Merger and then joined Jagan. After the 2014 defeat, Bhuma joined TDP but expired in March this year due to a cardiac arrest. The by-election is necessitated due to the death of Bhuma the sitting MLA of YSR Congress.