Kadapa: Dissident groups threaten Telugu Desam in Badvel reserved constituency for BC.
Badvel segment was established in 1955 and declared reserved for SC in 2009. Bijivemula Veera Reddy was MLA of Badvel for six times.
After his death, his daughter, Vijayalaxmi, was elected MLA in 2001. In 2004, she was defeated by Congress candidate D.C. Govinda Reddy.
In 2014, Jayaramulu, municipal-commissioner-turned-politician was elected MLA on YSRC ticket. Veera Reddy's daughter Vijayalaxmi was in charge for Badvel. With Jayaramulu joining TD, Vijayalaxmi found it hard to adjust groups were formed. For the poll candidate, CM gave the choice to Vijayalaxmi. She proposed Doctor Rajasekhar as TD candidate that was confirmed. Then Jayaramulu joined in BJP and would be contesting from that party.
Another aspirant, Vijaya Jyothi, filed her nominations as independet.
These two groups may pose a threat to Telugu Desam at Badvel. Such dissident nominations could pose a difficulty to the party.