But inside talk is the going is getting tough in 2019 and ahead of the counting day on May 23, he is experiencing tense moments. Analysts say Galla Jayadev won based on the strength of TDP cadre, caste equations and TDP-BJP alliance and Pawan Kalyan Janasena's support.
But this time he is facing huge anti-incumbency wave and also the presence of Janasena candidate Bonaboyina Srinivas Yadav who is a BC is giving him sleepless nights. He is facing tough competition from YSRCP candidate Modugula Venugopal Reddy as well.
Analysts predict that YSRCP has a better chance to win the election. They however say even if Galla manages to win, it will be by a slender margin.