Nellore: TD senior leader and former minister Adala Prabhakar Reddy and former legislator Bollineni Krishnaiah met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the latter’s residence in Undavalli near Vijayawada on Wednesday.
It may be mentioned here that Adala Prabhakar Reddy is the prospective candidate on behalf of the TD for the Nellore Lok Sabha seat and the party invited Krishnaiah to contest from Atmakur recently.
Sources in the TD said that the CM discussed the situation in 7 assembly segments under the Nellore Lok Sabha seat with Prabhar Reddy and the latter gave an exhaustive picture with ground realities. Prabhakar Reddy, who is in favour of minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy to contest from Nellore rural seat instead of Sarveypalli being nurtured by the minister, is said to have suggested that the CM carry out a survey to decide about the candidates.
The CM asked Prabhakar Reddy to discuss with ministers P. Narayana, Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy and Bollineni Krishnaiah and return to him with minutes of the meeting.
Sources in the TD hinted that Mr Prabhakar Reddy is likely to take ZP chairman Bommireddy Raghavendra Reddy, who quit the YSR Congress recently, former TD leader Kommi Lakshmaiah Naidu, TD leader of the Udayagiri area Kambam Vijayarami Reddy and Nellore mayor S.K. Abdul Aziz to the Chief Minister shortly, to motivate them to work for the success of TD nominees in their segments.
Kommi Lakshmaiah Naidu and Bommireddy Raghavendra Reddy are potential leaders in the Atmakur segment and their backing will boost the chances of Bollineni Krishnaiah in the 2019 elections.
Similarly, Vijayarami Reddy has sway over the electorate in parts of the Udayagiri segment. It is very important for the party to keep mayor Abdul Aziz who is aspiring for the Nellore city seat, in good humor to bag the sizeable number of Muslim votes and win Nellore city and rural seats.
Prabhakar Reddy is keen on arranging a meeting of all these leaders with the CM to secure their support for his victory from the Nellore Parliament segment, a senior TD leader said....