With the release of the schedule of elections to ten MLC seats to be voted upon by MLAs, eyes are now trained on the rebel legislators of the Congress and TDP who recently shifted their loyalties to the YSR Congress (YSRC).
The incumbents in these ten MLC seats elected by MLAs will complete their terms on March 29.
Of them, Congress holds five seats, TDP three, and CPI and CPM one each. Elections to these seats are slated for March 21.
As both Congress and TDP have suffered defections to the YSR Congress party, there are apprehensions in those two parties that Jagan coverts still within their ranks might damage the winning prospects of their official candidates.
To win, a candidate would need approximately 28 votes.
Even though parties issue whips to their legislators to vote for the official candidates, Jagan coverts may defy the whip as voting is by secret ballot.