YS Jaganmohan Reddy has assured his auditor Vijay Sai Reddy long back that he would be made Rajya Sabha member of the party in the upcoming polls. However, The recent political development forced Yuva Neta to change his plan completely.
As per political buzz, Jagan is planning to boycott Rajya Sabha polls in the wake of defections into the ruling Telugu Desam Party.
With the aim of denying Rajya Sabha seat to YCP, TDP launched Operation Akarsh to lure MLAs of the Opposition Party. About 11 YCP MLAs joined Telugu Desam already. At least, Six more Legislators were in touch with TDP Leadership to shift loyalties before Rajya Sabha Polls.
A Rajya Sabha nominee should prove the support of 42 MLAs to win the election. The count of MLAs have already fallen to 56 from 67 in YCP and few more lawmakers will be quitting the party in the coming days. To avoid embarrassment & gain sympathy from people, Jagan seems to have been considering the option to skip Rajya Sabha elections. He might announce the final decision after 10-15 days depending on the situation. If YCP boycotts Rajya Sabha polls, How would Jagan compensate the loss of Vijay Sai Reddy?