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Kadapa Lok Sabha: TDP could dent YSRCP prospects

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Kadapa Lok Sabha: TDP could dent YSRCP prospects. A battle for prestige is on the cards in this YSR family stronghold, which was represented four times by Y S Rajasekhar Reddy and twice by Jaganmohan, as traditional Congress supporters are looking at TDP as an alternative after the junior Reddy parted ways with the national party.

Kadapa: A battle for prestige is on the cards in this YSR family stronghold, which was represented four times by Y S Rajasekhar Reddy and twice by Jaganmohan, as traditional Congress supporters are looking at TDP as an alternative after the junior Reddy parted ways with the national party.

"So far, people were voting under threat. Now, they do not want to support the same people and instead would prefer TDP," claims Satish Kumar Reddy, who is challenging Jaganmohan for the Pulivendla Assembly seat.
In the 2011 Lok Sabha by-elections after he quit Congress and resigned as the party's MP, Jaganmohan won the Kadapa seat by a staggering margin of more than 5 lakh votes. While Jaganmohan is contesting in the Assembly polls from Pulivendla, his cousin Y S Avinash Reddy is contesting the Kadapa LS seat. R Srinivasa Reddy is the TDP candidate.
"We will win the Kadapa constituency,"says YSRCP leader M V Mysoora Reddy.
The Kadapa LS seat comprises of seven Assembly segments, of which five are with Congress while YSR Congress and TDP have one MLA each.
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