All is not well for TRS Palair Assembly bypolls candidate Tummala Nageswara Rao , who is testing his luck to win the elections. The bypoll is necessitated by the death of senior Congress MLA and former minister Ramreddy Venkata Reddy.
The Congress has already announced ramreddy wife as its candidate and expecting victory with sentiment card.
There was a tradition in the Telugu States that if a sitting MLA passes away, the vacant seat should be given to one of his family members. But, the TRS has adopted intimidating tactics to increase its score in the assembly.
Left parties have already extended their support to Congress candidate, While TDP is likely to announce its support Congress candidate and even YSRCP has extended its support to Congress instead of TRS.
The reason behind YSRCP’s support to Congress is that, YSRCP Telangana President, Khammam MP Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy, earlier planned to shift his loyalties towards ruling TRS, But he has been halted by Tummala . Thus, Ponguleti has decided to put a check to Tummala in this bypoll by supporting Congress candidate.
Meanwhile TRS candidate is confident of winning the seat with huge majority, He believes that TRS government’s development activities and welfare schemes would bring him majority votes.