Jagan tries to move out of father’s shadow; Sharmila relies on YSR

While YS Jagan says he is confident of replacing the 81 MLAs and intends to seek votes in his 'own name', Sharmila relies on YSR’s legacy.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 12, 2024 | 8:00 PMUpdatedMay 12, 2024 | 8:00 PM

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. YS Sharmila

The 2024 manifesto of YSRCP features YSR’s image behind YS Jagan. The party’s Siddham campaign promoted YS Jagan’s face, underscoring the central theme in its messaging. As he seeks to establish his identity separate from his father’s, could Sharmila benefit from emphasising the YSR factor? Sharmila invoked the sentiment of their father’s voice on her campaign trail in Kadapa.

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