Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress releases full list of candidates for 25 Lok Sabha, 175 Assembly constituencies

Only two candidates, who were elected as YSR Congress MPs in 2014, have been re-nominated while new candidates have been chosen by the party for the remaining 23 seats.

Press Trust of India March 17, 2019 13:14:54 IST
Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress releases full list of candidates for 25 Lok Sabha, 175 Assembly constituencies
  • The YSR Congress, on Sunday released its full list of candidates for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly constituencies in the state

  • Only two candidates have been re-nominated while new candidates have been chosen by the party for the remaining 23 seats

  • YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy released the list after paying homage to his late father YS Rajasekhara Reddy at their family estate in Idupulapaya in Kadapa district

Amaravati: The main opposition in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress, on Sunday released its full list of candidates for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 Assembly constituencies in the state that will go to polls on 11 April.

Andhra Pradesh YSR Congress releases full list of candidates for 25 Lok Sabha 175 Assembly constituencies

File image of YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy. Reuters

Only two candidates, who were elected as party MPs in 2014, have been re-nominated while new candidates have been chosen by the party for the remaining 23 seats.

YSRC dropped Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and YV Subba Reddy, who represented Nellore and Ongole constituencies respectively, while Vara Prasad, who was Tirupati MP, has now been fielded for the Assembly from Gudur (SC) constituency. Modugula Venugopal Reddy, the TDP MLA who recently joined the YSRC, has been made the party candidate for the Guntur Lok Sabha seat.

Former MP Vanga Geeta, who joined the YSRC only Saturday evening, is being fielded from Kakinada while MLC Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, who too joined the party Saturday night, will be fighting for the Ongole Lok Sabha seat. Srinivasulu Reddy represented Ongole in 2004 and 2009, but lost to the YSRC in 2014.

Former minister B Durga Prasad, who defected from the TDP, has been chosen as the candidate for Tirupati (SC) seat.

Adala Prabhakar Reddy, another defector from the TDP, has been nominated for the Nellore Lok Sabha seat. Reddy was selected as the TDP candidate for the Nellore Rural Assembly seat on Thursday but he joined the YSRC on Saturday.

Businessman Potluri Vara Prasad (PVP), who is making his political debut, will be the candidate from Vijayawada parliamentary constituency. A former inspector of police Gorantla Madhav, who had a feud with TDP MP J C Diwakar Reddy in Anantapuramu district, has been fielded from Hindupur Lok Sabha segment.

YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy released the list after paying homage to his late father and former chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy at their family estate in Idupulapaya in Kadapa district.

Of the 25 Lok Sabha candidates, seven were from the backward classes, four Scheduled Castes and one from Scheduled Tribes, Jagan said. Among the 175 assembly candidates, 41 belonged to the backward classes and five to the Muslim community, he added.

Updated Date:

also read

Magnitude of second COVID-19 wave vastly different, south India has not sustained the worst yet, warn experts
India

Magnitude of second COVID-19 wave vastly different, south India has not sustained the worst yet, warn experts

At over 3,00,000 active cases Bengaluru has the highest caseload among all Indian cities. But experts warn the worst is still ahead as India's third-largest city buckles under oxygen shortages, overrun hospitals and crowded crematoriums

N440K COVID-19 variant, which wreaked havoc in India during first wave, now fading, say CCMB scientists
India

N440K COVID-19 variant, which wreaked havoc in India during first wave, now fading, say CCMB scientists

Dismissing media reports that N440K variant is causing chaos in Andhra Pradesh, Divya Tej Sowpati, a scientist at CCMB, said that current data shows the variant is replaced by new variants such as B1617 and B117

APPSC Group 1 Mains Result 2018 announced; check scores at psc.ap.gov.in
India

APPSC Group 1 Mains Result 2018 announced; check scores at psc.ap.gov.in

After qualifying for the written exam, candidates will be called for an oral test