Archrivals battling in Vijayawada (East) Assembly segment
Vijayawada (east) constituency is going to witness an interesting electoral battle as archrivals Vangaveeti Radha Krishna of YSR Congress party and Devineni Rajasekhar alias Nehru of Congress Party are contesting in the constituency besides Gadde Ramamohan who is the Telugu Desam Party candidate.
The interesting fact of YSRCP and Congress candidates is that Devineni Rajasekhar was the main accused in the murder of YSRCP Candidate V Radha Krishna.
There was family feud between Radha Krishna and Rajasekhar. Radha krishna's father Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao, a powerful Kapu leader, was the accused in the murders of elder brother and younger brother of Rajasekhar.
The two murders took place separately in 1979 and 1989 at a gap of 10 years.
However, while the accused in the murders, V M Ranga Rao was elected as MLA in 1985, was also murdered by his enemies in 1988 in which the Congress candidate Devineni Rajasekhar was one of the accused, however he was acquitted.
Later, the slain MLA's wife V Ragna Kumari was elected twice in the constituency on Congress ticket.
(Posted on 25-04-2014)