AP Election Data Analysis: Popular YouTuber and Film Critic Sushanth has predicted a brute majority for the ruling YSRCP in the forthcoming 2024 Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh. Using data analysis tools like Power BI and the 2014 and 2019 Andhra Pradesh assembly election results, the NRI data analyst has presented an insightful study on the state elections.
Sushanth noted that the YSRCP will come back to power due to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s pro-people agenda. He said the TDP will likely come a distant second in the elections while the fledgling Jana Sena Party led by Pawan Kalyan will not make much impact on the party’s vote share.
He also targeted the TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu for announcing unrealistic freebies. He reminded Naidu of his old comment on comparing Andhra Pradesh’s economy with Sri Lanka’s economic crisis and yet making extravagant poll promises to the voters.
The data analyst heavily criticised Pawan Kalyan for not having a clear political and election strategy. He said the party came into being to become a third alternative in state politics but so far failed to strengthened the party at the grassroots by winning MPTC, ZPTC and local body elections.
Sushanth also dismissed the chances of Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena party making any electoral gains in 2024. He advised Pawan to rework his campaign approach and strategy if he intends to pose any serious challenge to the mighty YSRCP. Using the examples of growth of KCR-led BRS (formerly TRS) and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP, the data analyst sought to convey the message to Pawan Kalyan that he should stop thinking about becoming a chief minister without making his party a king maker in the state politics. As per Sushanth's projections, the main contest will continue to remain between the TDP and YSRCP in the upcoming polls.