Hyderabad: Kin of stalwarts fail to make a mark at polls
Deccan Chronicle| Naveena Ghanate
Nandamuri Suhasini was the unexpected nominee whose candidature was announced weeks ahead of the elections.
Hyderabad: About four candidates with a political lineage failed to make a mark in the Assembly elections. All these candidates were rejected by Greater Hyderabad voters.
The kin of the late Nandamuri Harikrishna, the late P. Janardhan Reddy, Anjan Kumar Yadav and T. Devender Goud lost in these elections. Even though these aspirants secured tickets from different parties using the political heritage of their fathers, they failed to secure the support of the voters.
Mr P. Vishnuvardhan Reddy joined politics after the death of his father PJR, and won the bypolls in 2008 from Khairatabad and later in 2009 from Jubilee Hills.
He lost in 2014 and this time lost by a 16,004-vote margin. Mr Tulla Veerender Goud, son of TD leader Devender Goud, lost from Uppal to TRS leader Bethi Subhas Reddy. He was contesting from the TD and lost by a margin of 4,8168 votes. In 2014, he contested for the first time for the Lok Sabha from Chevella constituency from the TD and lost.
Mr Anil Kumar Yadav, son of former Secunderabad Congress MP Anjan Kumar Yadav, lost in Musheerabad by a margin of 36,910 votes to Mr Muta Gopal of the TRS.
During the campaign, the fathers campaigned for their kin. Ms Nandamuri Suhasini was the unexpected nominee whose candidature was announced weeks ahead of the elections. She comes from the lineage of TD founder N.T. Rama Rao and Harikrishna, a former MP.
There was keen interest in both states on the Kukatpally seat from where she contested. Minister K.T. Rama Rao campaigned at least four times in the constituency and this is being attributed to Ms Suhasini’s defeat. She lost to Mr Madhavaram Krishna Rao of the TRS by a margin of 41,049 votes.