Krishna, Prakasam and Guntur, a TDP stronghold surprised many by electing Congress legislators in 2004 Assembly Elections.
These districts are bound to give surprises again - but this time for the Congress party. The arrival of Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam has tilted the cards against YSR government.
Two-thirds of a particular community which has been with the Congress all these years in these districts now have switched over their loyalties to the PRP for being treadted as mere vote bank by the Congress party.
The Congress is reduced to third place in many of the constituencies in these districts
For example a community which has 32,000 votes in Kovvuru segment in West Godavari district have decided to support PRP this time. They were earlier staunch supporters of Congress and the fight used to be mainly between Congress and Telugu Desam.
This is going to deeply affect the predictions of 236 assembly seats expected by the Chief Minister YSR.