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Jagan vs voters: Sympathy turning into Apathy

Mon 11th Jul 2022 11:04 PM

Equations changing between Jagan and voters

Jagan Mohan Reddy
Jagan Mohan Reddy

Political equations are changing quickly in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It seems the equations between Jagan Mohan Reddy and voters are changing quickly and at a fast pace. It is known that Jagan created a sympathy wave following the tragic death of his father, former CM YSR (YS.Rajasekhar Reddy) with his relentless Odarpu Yatra which was continued by his mother Vijayamma and sister Sharmila. The way he was sent packing to the Chanchalguda Jail, increased the sympathy factor among the people as they believed that 90% of the politicians who were supposed to languish in jail are roaming freely and Jagan was made the scapegoat for taking on the Congress high command and the all-powerful Sonia Gandhi.

However, following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, people who planned to vote for Jagan, changed their decision at the last minute as they preferred the experience of the TDP chief and former CM of united Andhra Pradesh to rule the state and develop it. But after five years, they got disillusioned by Chandra Babu's tall claims and decided to give chance to Jagan to rule the state as they felt that he made realistic promises. However, things changed quickly and it seems the sympathy people had for Jagan Mohan Reddy started eroding even before the completion of the honeymoon period.

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Jagan after becoming the CM went back on many of his promises like liquor ban and free schemes for all by coming up with various conditions. To top of it, insulting the opposition leaders and especially the family members and wives of the opposition leaders, created a silent wave against Jagan. Apart from it, his pressure tactics with the government employees and his loud and foul-mouthing ministers always abusing the opponents instead of concentrating on development and the sad state of the economy, treasury and roads, eroded the sympathy and increased apathy against him. The next elections will be not between Jagan and the opposition parties, or Jagan vs Chandra Babu or Pawan Kalyan but Jagan vs the voters and sympathy vs apathy.