TDP Struggles to Finalize Candidates in Visakhapatnam for Elections

Lilu Dhruw
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TDP Struggles to Finalize Candidates in Visakhapatnam for Elections

Visakhapatnam: With the Assembly elections approaching, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is yet to finalize its candidates for the constituencies in Visakhapatnam city, a task made challenging by internal and external factors.

In the 2019 elections, TDP secured victories in several key constituencies including Visakhapatnam East, North, West, and South. However, the departure of Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar to the YSR Congress Party in 2020 left a void in Visakhapatnam South, adding to the party’s candidate selection woes.

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While Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu remains optimistic about his prospects in Visakhapatnam East, the party leadership is grappling to find suitable candidates for the other constituencies. For Bheemili, four candidates including Ganta Srinivasa Rao have been shortlisted, but announcements for the remaining seats are pending.

PVGR Naidu, a three-time winner from Visakhapatnam West, faces opposition from within the party ranks. Concerns have been raised about his effectiveness, prompting discussions for a potential replacement.

Similar challenges exist in Visakhapatnam North, where Ganta Srinivasa Rao’s reluctance to contest from the constituency adds to the uncertainty. Suggestions have been made for him to switch to the Bheemili seat, which he won in 2014.

In Gajuwaka, speculation arises about potential alliances with Jana Sena, while uncertainty lingers over candidates for Pendurthi and Visakhapatnam South. Former MLA Gandi Babji’s role in Visakhapatnam South is under consideration, with the possibility of him being relocated to Pendurthi.

Sources within TDP indicate that the finalization of candidates for Visakhapatnam will occur after the party’s national president Chandrababu Naidu addresses public meetings in Tekkali and Madugula districts.

As the clock ticks closer to the elections, TDP’s quest to secure strong contenders for Visakhapatnam remains a pressing concern, highlighting the intricacies and challenges of candidate selection in the political landscape.

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