Tirupati by-election: TDP candidate to join BJP?

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020, 03:36:53 PM IST

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu recently announced that Panabaka Lakshmi has been assigned the party ticket for the forthcoming Tirupati by-election.

However, Panabaka Lakshmi has been surprisingly quiet even after she was announced as TDP candidate.

It appears to be that Lakshmi is not interested in contesting on TDP ticket. She is willing to join in BJP and contest on the saffron party’s ticket, say reports.

Apparently, Lakshmi is not in the mood to kick-start election campaigning. She is not in touch with TDP forces either.

Now, TDP forces are worried that they might lose their party candidate prior to the election which could come as a big humiliation to the party.