Contest or boycott T bypolls? Notification issued for Banswada సెప్టెంబర్ 20, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Congress, elections, politics, TDP, TRS.
Tags: Banswada, K Suresh Reddy, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Telangana bypolls
Notification Issued for Banswada Bypoll
The New Indian Express, 20 September 2011
NIZAMABAD: With the election notification for Banswada bypoll issued on Monday, election heat has caught up in the constituency. According to sources, Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, who had quit the Telugu Desam party, resigned from his MLA post for the cause of Telangana and joined the TRS, seems to be the frontrunner in the contest. He is likely to file his nomination on Sept 23. There is immense support to Pocharam in all villages in the constituency and the ongoing Sakala janula Samme is serving a boon to the T leader.
The Congress, it is learnt, is mulling to field DCC president Gadugu Gangadhar or former speaker K Suresh Reddy as its candidate for the bypoll while the TD has been asking all political parties to boycott polls till Telangana was carved out. Responding to this, Telangana Jagruthi president and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K Kavita, who visited Banswada, a couple of days ago said the political parties in the region would boycott polls if the TDP made it clear that it was pro-Telangana. Meanwhile, Telangana United Front cochairman and singer Vimalakka, in Karimnagar, on Monday, appealed to the TRS not to contest polls till separate Telangana state was formed.