In the last elections, Godavari districts rallied with Telugu Desam Party and gave a never before victory to the party. All the fifteen seats in West Godavari went TDP+ way while YSR Congress just managed to win five out of the total nineteen constituencies. Two of the five MLAs are already in TDP now.
YSR Congress lacks credible leadership in Godavari districts. Jyothula Nehru is the only prominent leader for the party in East and he too deserted the party. On the other side, after a wipe-out from West, things did not change much for the party in the district post the elections.
Buzz is that more MLAs from East Godavari will be joining the ruling party very soon. The party has no leaders who can guide the cadre to go in to the people. If the situation continues, things will get very bad for the opposition party in these two major districts in the upcoming elections.