Hyderabad, Apr 12 UNI | 4 months ago

Almost all Congress leaders, including JC Diwakar Reddy, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and Galla Aruna Kumari, who joined Telugu Desam Party (TDP) recently, figure in the second list of candidates released by TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu here late night.

The list was for 40 Assembly and six Lok Sabha seats for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in Semmandhra region.

Mr Naidu renominated 12 sitting members for the Assembly and allotted Anantapur LS seat to JC Diwakar Reddy and Narasaraopet LS seat for Rayapati Sambasiva Rao while giving the Chandragiri assemly constituency ticket in Chittoor district to former Congress Minister Galla Arunakumari.

Mr Naidu also allotted Tadipathri seat to JC Diwakar Reddy's brother Prabhakar Reddy and Guntur Lok Sabha seat to Gall ArunaKumari's son Galla Jayadev. Actor Murali Mohan will enter the fray from Rajahmundry LS constituency, while G Kuthuhalamma and Adala Prabhakar, who crossed over to TDP from Congress, have been named from Gangadhara Nellore (SC) in Chittoor district and Nellore LS, respectively.

The TDP chief also gave ticket to Thota Thrimurhtulu, Bandaru Satyananda Rao and Sridhar Krishna Reddy, the three Congress MLAs who had joined TDP recently.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)