Amaravati, Apr 17: Till now, the atmosphere in the YSR Congress party is of exultation and celebration. The party leaders have been putting up jubilant faces and sounding pretty confidence about their victory.
But for the last two days, one wonders whether they have got any slight doubt over the party's victory.
It was evident from the way the party leaders revived the attack on Telugu Desam Party president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for going to Delhi and bringing pressure on the Centre and also the Election Commission.
In the normal course, the YSRC leaders should have remained silent as they are confident of their victory, as revealed in various surveys, while it is understandable that Naidu is making a hue and cry over EVMs’ malfunctioning and demanding counting of slips in at least 50 per cent of the VVPAT machines. Naidu’s outburst only reflects his lack of confidence.
But instead of being quiet, the YSRC leaders also chose to run from pillar to post to complain against Naidu. They met the Chief Election Commissioner and back home, YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy himself led a delegation to Governor to represent against Naidu for controlling the administration even now.
The YSRC leaders have also written to the EC seeking protection by paramilitary forces for the strong rooms where EVMs were kept.
"All these developments only appear to reflect the panicky reactions from YSRC. It makes one wonder whether they have got any doubt over the manipulative strategies of Naidu," a political analyst said.
Interestingly, almost all the senior TDP leaders are showing tremendous confidence that the party would come back to power and there were no signs of any panic.
This might be the reason for YSRC suspecting that Naidu might have played some last minute game to turn the tide in his favour.