AP municipal elections: Can Pawan Kalyan handle BJP?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021, 06:55:09 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh municipal elections are set to be held from the second week of March and YSRCP, TDP, Janasena, and BJP are preparing for the same already.

Unlike panchayat elections, political parties will be able to field their own candidates in municipal elections and these elections will give a clear idea of the political trend in the state.

Coming to the topic, Pawan Kalyan has a tough challenge ahead when it comes to finalizing the candidates for the election.

BJP has made it a habit to overpower Janasena when it comes to candidate selection. Needless to say, they will ask for the lion’s share of segments in the municipal elections.

Pawan Kalyan will have to be really tough while negotiating the number of MPTCs, and ZPTCs Janasena will get to contest from. Tickets distribution will be a crucial aspect for both Janasena and BJP.

It needs to be said that Janasena performed comparatively better than BJP in the panchayat elections and Pawan Kalyan will have the upper hand over BJP as the parties discuss municipal elections. But can he handle the pressure from BJP high command and stand strong? We will know the answer very soon.