Tirupati elections: Jagan and TDP finalize candidates

Saturday, October 31st, 2020, 12:18:30 PM IST

It is well known that YSRCP Tirupati MP Balli Durga Prasad breathed his last recently. Consequently, the election commission is set to hold the by-election in the constituency soon.

Apparently, YSRCP is not willing to give the MP ticket to Balli Durga Prasad’s family members. Instead, the Jagan-led party has reportedly finalized an industrialist named Madhu for Tirupati by-election.

YCP chief YS Jagan feels his image would help Madhu big time, resulting in a YCP victory.

On the other hand, TDP is persisting with Panabaka Lakshmi who had contested on the party’s ticket in 2019 general election and lost. The yellow party wants to give another chance to Lakshmi.

YSRCP is in pole position to win the by-election. It is unclear if JanaSena will field a candidate in the elections. BJP is yet to take the final decision on the candidate.