Kuppam debacle: Chandrababu looking for other constituency?

Saturday, March 6th, 2021, 04:32:13 PM IST

Telugu Desam Party faced a humiliating defeat in the recent local body elections in Kuppam constituency. Chandrababu contests from this constituency and his party managed to win only 14 of the total 79 panchayats.

A similar scene repeated in the municipal elections as well. YCP swept the municipal polls in Chittoor district and this is a clear indication that the Jagan-led party has attained a stronghold on the district.

Now, Chandrababu is said to be worried about contesting from Kuppam in the next assembly elections. A defeat for him here would lead to catastrophic consequences for TDP and he is well aware of the same.

So, Chandrababu has apparently started searching for other constituencies to contest from in the next election. He is open to other options.

He is likely to contest from Kuppam but he wants to explore other options as well. If Chandrababu finds some other constituency which he believes is a sure shot one for TDP, he might well contest from here.