Dilemma Over Hindupur MP Seat Continues in Ruling YSRC

Anantapur: Dilemma within the YSRC about fielding its candidate from the Hindupur Lok Sabha seat is continuing.

The ruling party is firm on retaining the MP seat, though majority of assembly constituencies that comprise the Lok Sabha seat are opposition Telugu Desam strongholds.

Sitting MP Gorantla Madhav is facing dissidence from various sections within the YSRC following various controversies. Opposition TD is playing up on these negativities to further undermine the prospects of the sitting MP.

The YSRC high command is planning to field a new face from Hindupur to retain the seat. Speculations are rife that Shanta, sister of former Karnataka minister B. Sriramulu, a close aide of mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy may be fielded from Hindupur LS seat. Shanta is a native of Guntakal area in Anantapur district.

Party sources say YSRC has not yet finalised any candidate for Hindupur LS seat, as many aspirants are in the race.

Meanwhile, opposition Telugu Desam is likely to field its candidate for Hindupur MP seat from either Kuruba, Boya or weaver community.

Gorantla Madhav, however, has told media that he will obey the decision taken by the party high command, whether to contest from Hindupur, change the constituency or serve the party.

Adding to the controversy, resignations of YSRC leaders, including councillors, sarpanches and MPTC members, are continuing in the Kadiri assembly segment, where leaders are opposed to YSRC’s decision of fielding a candidate from the minority community.

The Kadiri YSRC leaders are demanding that the party retain sitting MLA Sidda Reddy as its candidate.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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