April 15, 2019
Reports from ground zero in Visakhapatnam are giving an interesting input, though it is too early to make any prediction.
According to these reports, Jana Sena Party chief and power star Pawan Kalyan is unlikely to win the elections from Gajuwaka assembly segment in Visakhapatnam.
Apparently, both the Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress party took the elections prestigiously and gave a tough fight, while Pawan Kalyan could not match up to them in the last minute poll management.
However, there could be a solace for Pawan in Visakhapatnam, if the reports are to be believed.
His party candidate for Visakhapatnam parliamentary constituency and former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joint director V V Lakshminarayana is likely to emerge as a dark horse amidst the toughest contest among TDP, BJP and YSR Congress party candidates.
It is learnt the voters had a tough time in choosing among BJP candidate – former Union minister Daggubati Purandeshwari, her nephew and TDP candidate M Sri Bharat (who happens to be Nandamuri Balakrishna’s son-in-law) and YSRC candidate M V V Satyanarayana.
In the process, many voters apparently felt that Lakshminarayana is an ideal choice as he has a clean image and appeared sincere.
His approach to the voters was also innovative without any fanfare and hungama and finally, the voters were attracted towards his personal manifesto drafted on a bond paper.
So, they had alternative choices for the assembly candidates including Pawan Kalyan, they cross voted for Lakshminarayana, reports said.
But, there is always a percentage of error in such reports, as it is too difficult to read the people’s mind in such close contests. So, let us wait till May 23.