Now that the Jana Sena Party too released its final list of its candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly the contest in AP turns out colorful. Vizag which always been a melting pot of different political views. The Lok Sabha seat for Vizag this time assumes significance with Balayya’s second son-in-law making his debut into electoral politics.
Sri Bharat who’s heir apparent of the GITAM group of institutions is in the race for Parliament seat from Vizag. While YSRCP fielded MVV Satyanarayana and JD, aka VV Lakshmi Narayana who shot to fame with his PMC, Satyam and Jagan cases is making his political debut from Vizag for Lok Sabha albeit on Jana Sena ticket. BJP and INC have not announced their candidates as yet.
Considering the triangular fight there are two maiden contestants who are trying to charm the Vizagaites. Sri Bharat has Balayya’s name and GITAM muscle power as his tags, on the other hand JD is popular among not only TDP, BJP, INC hard core supporters too, thanks to his regime as CBI Joint Director under Chandrababu’s tenure. Hence it may not be difficult to think that JD may edge out his opponents including Sri Bharat with cross voting from TDP (also INC and BJP) supporters.
What makes it interesting is Naidu’s strategy against JD. Let us wait and watch.