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It may not be easy for Nadendla in Tenali

It may not be easy for Nadendla in Tenali
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It may not be easy for Nadendla in Tenali, Tenali Assembly seat, Samaikyandhra leaders. In 2009 polls the Congress scored an impressive win with Speaker Nadendla Manohar emerging victorious. The Samaikyandhra agitation did not have much impact in this constituency.

  • Cong may field his wife
  • State’s division, lack of leadership may hit party

Tenali (Guntur): The Tenali Assembly seat, which has been hitherto witnessing a two-cornered contest between the Congress and the Telugu Desam, has become interesting with many Samaikyandhra leaders entering the fray and the changing political equations. Representatives of the YSRCP, Left, BJP and CPI have joined the race to make the contest all the more crucial.

In 2009 polls the Congress scored an impressive win with Speaker Nadendla Manohar emerging victorious. The Samaikyandhra agitation did not have much impact in this constituency. There was relative peace. Thanks to his efforts, Rs.400 crores was released by the government for taking up various development works.

Post the State’s division and people’s opposition to the Congress are proving to headaches for Manohar . As such his win in 2014 has become uncertain. Besides, lack of second-grade leaders in the ruling party and his failure to encourage such cadres and non-filling of nominated posts has become a curse for the party. In such a scenario, there is doubt whether he will contest the 2014 poll. Rumours are float that the party may field his wife. Besides, past history that no Speaker has been able to achieve success as people’s representative may go against him.

The TDP appears to be sitting pretty following its gain of strength post the State’s division, with several senior Congress leaders crossing over. Its leaders have been able to generate confidence in people that TDP alone could render justice to the reorganization issue.

With uncertainty over the party candidate, Alapati Rajendra Prasad, who lost to Manohar in the last election, faces some problems, as superstar Krishna’s brother G Adiseshagiri Rao eying Tenali, after Galla Jayadev was confirmed as TDP nominee for the Guntur Lok Sabha seat. However, the party seems to be favouring Prasad.

The YSRCP, which was on a high for propagating Samaikyandhra appears to have suffered a setback and is likely to finish second after the TDP, with its leaders looking at other parties and the party receiving criticism. The party conveners Annabathuni Sivakumar and Kilari Rosaiah, both known faces, are claiming victory in the ensuing polls. Sivakumar, son of former minister Satyanarayana, is

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