Silpa Mohan Reddy, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) candidate for the Nandyal by-election, had won the same seat on a Congress ticket for two terms in 2009 and 2004.
In last elections Silpa contested on TDP and lost to YSRCP’s Bhuma Nagi Reddy by over 3,000 votes. In this bye-elections, Congress has fielded Abdul Khader, a high court advocate and general secretary (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) of the Indian National Trade Union Congress.
There is no buzz about the congress candidate , nor TDP and YSRCP are considering him as their contenders. Congress has to wait for a longer period as people still feel that Congress is responsible for bifurcation. Congress is trying to get the deposit and score decent percent of vote share.