Andhra Pradesh: Schedule for MLC By Election released, polling on January 28

Andhra Pradesh: Schedule for MLC By Election released, polling on January 28
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Andhra Pradesh: Schedule for MLC By Election released, polling on January 28

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The by-election buzz is about to start in the Andhra Pradesh where election will be held within the quota of MLAs.

The by-election buzz is about to start in the Andhra Pradesh where the election will be held within the quota of MLAs. The schedule for filling the vacancy has been released. According to schedule, the notification will be released on January 11. The nominations will be considered on January 18 followed by Polling and counting of votes on January 28. The counting will take place on the same day.

The chairman of the council, Sharif, accepted Pothula Sunitha's resignation who resigned as a member of the Legislative Council last month and sent a letter to the Chairman in protest of the anti-people policies of the TDP. In the 2014 elections, she contested from Cheerala in Prakasam district on behalf of the TDP and lost. Later, Amanchi Krishna Mohan, who won as an MLA there, joined the TDP following which Chandrababu gave a chance to Sunitha as an MLC.

However, prior to the 2019 elections, Amanchi joined the YSRCP while Sunitha remained in the TDP. But a few days later she exceptionally supported YSRCP. With this, the TDP lodged a complaint with the Chairman of the Legislative Council seeking disqualification. An inquiry is underway. It was in this context that Sunita resigned from her post. Sunita's position is possible till 2023. It remains to be seen who will be given a chance in this position. Recently, the son of the late MP Balli Durga Prasad Rao was offered a chance to become an MLC. There is a debate going on whether he will be given this chance.

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