With YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy going all out with his road shows in Nandyal to campaign for his party candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy in the ensuing by-elections, the Telugu Desam Party has completely gone on the defensive.
Though several party leaders, MLAs and ministers are camping in Nandyal and are doing door-to-door campaign, the electioneering has not picked up the required momentum for the TDP, till now.
Tourism minister Bhuma Akhila Priya, who is spearheading the campaign for her cousin Brahmanand Reddy, she has not been able to match the power and vigour of Jagan.
Hitherto, she was hoping to rope in power star and Jana Sena party chief Pawan Kalyan in the campaign but he apparently did not evince much interest in it. He even did not announce his support openly.
So, Akhila is desperately waiting for TDP president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu to enter the scene at least in the last leg of the campaign.
Though Naidu came to Nandyal to participate in various developmental programmes before the announcement of election schedule, he has not particularly taken up the campaign.Now, the entire burden is on Naidu to ensure victory for the TDP!