With Poll Fever, Pk In Demand In Telugu States | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: Election fever has already gripped various political parties in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as it becomes increasingly clear that political strategist and tactician Prashant Kishor or his former associates will play a significant role in choosing of the electoral fate of the rulers of the two Telugu states.
With the exception of the BJP, the major regional parties will certainly rely on the expertise of Prashant Kishor or on the advice of his former associates. Prashant Kishor, known as PK, is preparing to guide the ruling TRS in Telangana and the ruling YSR Congress in AP. Although not directly involved, YS Sharmila’s YSR Telangana Party is already receiving some tactical know-how and support from his team.
According to the sources, CM and TRS leader K Chandrasekhar Rao is keen to use the services of the PK in the 2023 parliamentary elections to decimate the BJP which imagines itself to dethrone the TRS in Telangana.
N Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP, the PA’s main opposition, has already secured the services of Robin Sharma, a former associate of PK. But, Sharma has now been replaced by another former PK associate, we learn. It appears the KP’s strategy in Telangana will be to split the majority vote to favor the ruling TRS, a political analyst said.
PK, who had already achieved spectacular success in Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP in the 2019 PA elections, was then hired by the Stalin-led MP’s DMK in Tamil Nadu, where he emerged victorious again.
Even after winning elections in AP, the PK team engaged with the YSRCP and continues to provide commentary on various social welfare programs and other social media campaigns. PK’s polling plans in AP were largely based on social media.
“Political parties seek poll strategists like PK for two reasons. The lack of a systematic organizational structure in regional parties forces them to seek professional assistance. In addition to advising parties on major electoral projects, these strategists carry out surveys to find out the mood of the people on the fortunes of these parties,” explained political analyst S Ramakrishna.

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