According to Prof Nageshwar, caste plays a major role in Andhra Pradesh politics but not in Telangana state. He explained that the majority voters in Kamma, Brahmin, Vysya, Kshatriya and Settibalija communities vote for TDP. A major chunk of voters belonging to Reddy, Dalit and minority communities are in favour of the YSRCP, he stated. Likewise, Nageshwar said majority Kapu community voters rally behind Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena. He stated it is unfortunate that elections in AP are being fought based on castes.