BJP prevails upon Naidu to defer list
BJP prevails upon Naidu to defer list. Stalemate over seat-sharing between the TDP and the BJP may come to an end on Saturday as the two party leaders decided to hold final round talks before announcing the list of candidates in both Telangana and Seemandhra states.
Hyderabad: Stalemate over seat-sharing between the TDP and the BJP may come to an end on Saturday as the two party leaders decided to hold final round talks before announcing the list of candidates in both Telangana and Seemandhra states. Minutes after the breaking news appeared on TV channels that TDP would announce its first list of contestants on Friday night, BJP national leaders M Venkaiah Naidu and Prakash Javdekar telephoned TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and convinced the latter to put on hold the release of the candidate lists, which would send wrong signal as the tie-up between the two parties was yet to be finalised. The senior BJP leaders from New Delhi would fly down to the city on Saturday morning and hold final round of parleys with the state BJP leaders before holding meeting the TDP counterparts.
Assured by the BJP that the deadlock over seat adjustment would be resolved in the last round of talks, Naidu deferred the announcement of the party candidates to be fielded in the Assembly and the General Election. The BJP is demanding 20 Assembly and 6 Lok Sabha seats in Seemandhra. But the TDP is ready to give only 15 Assembly and 3 MP seats.
Sources said that the TDP has finalised some names for the Assembly constituencies in Telangana. They are A Rajendar Reddy ( Narayanapeta), E Sekhar ( Jadcharla), Sita Dayakar Reddy ( Devarakadra), SP Venkatesh (Mahbubnagar), K Dayakar Reddy ( Makthal), Abraham/ Anjaneyulu ( Alampur), Ravula Chandrasekahra Reddy ( Vanaparthi), DK Samarasimha Reddy ( Gadwal), P Ramulu ( Achampeta), Srinivasa Reddy ( Shadnagar), V Chander Rao ( Kodad), Swamy Goud ( Huzurnagar), T Nageshwara Rao (Khammam ), S Venkata Veeraiah ( Sattupalli), L Ramana ( Jagityal), E Dayakar Rao ( Palakurthi) and R Prakash Reddy ( Narsampet), In Semeandhra, the names doing the rounds are D Uma Maheswara Rao ( Mylavaram), B Gopala Krishna Reddy ( Srikalahasti), N Chandrababu Naidu ( Kuppam), Sreeram Rajgopal (Jaggaiahpeta), D Narendra Kumar ( Ponnur), P Keshav ( Uravakonda), KE Krishnamurthy ( Dhone) , KE Prabhakar ( Pattikonda ), Y Kanna Babu Visakhapatnam ( West), Chodavaram ( KVSSN Raju) and Ch Ayyannapatrudu would contest from Narsipatnam.