The ongoing 'water war' between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over Srisailam water diversion to the Rayalaseema region, has heated up politics in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
With AP CM YSJagan and Telangana CM KCR leveling serious charges and complaints against irrigation projects of each other, speculations are rife that the 'one year honeymoon' between KCR and Jagan is over and both have turned political rivals like KCR and Chandrababu.
There is a buzz that Jagan wants to take on KCR politically in Telangana by reviving YSRCP in Telangana.
Jagan closed YSRCP in Telangana before the GHMC elections in Hyderabad in January 2016. Since then, YSRCP did not contest any election in Telangana though YSRCP won one Lok Sabha seat and three Assembly seats, all in Khammam district in 2014 Assembly polls.
Jagan closed YSRCP to make 'friendship' with KCR and take his help in AP to defeat Chandrababu in 2019 AP Assembly polls. This plan worked well as Jagan became CM by defeating Chandrababu in 2019.
Both KCR, Jagan maintained good relations for one year till recently. But they are now engaged in a dispute over Krishna water sharing.
The GHMC elections are scheduled in January 2021. They are just five months away.
Jagan is now planning to make YSRCP contest GHMC elections and defeat TRS.
Earlier, TDP used to have a solid vote bank of Seemandhra settlers in Hyderabad. But TDP has vanished now after settlers voted for TRS in the 2016 GHMC polls.
Jagan believes that his father late YSR has a 'good following' in Hyderabad and if YSRCP contests GHMC elections, the Seemandhra voters may vote for YSRCP.
Jagan believes that YSRCP can fill the gap left by TDP in Hyderabad.