Nallari hold in Piler ends?
Tirupati: Nallari hold in Piler ends? Tirupati: The hegemony of Nallari family in Piler has apparently come to an end at least for the present with the defeat of Nallari Kishore Kumar Reddy, brother of former chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and founder of Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP).
Tirupati: The hegemony of Nallari family in Piler has apparently come to an end at least for the present with the defeat of Nallari Kishore Kumar Reddy, brother of former chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and founder of Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP).
The defeat naturally shocked the Nallari family and their supporters fearing that it will spell doom on their about 50 year long control over the area. However it is felt that the follies of Kiran Reddy and his family led to their drubbing in the election. First of all Kiran Reddy failed to pick up his party campaign to match the aggressive electioneering of the YSRCP which not only started the campaign but carried it in such a way dominating other parties till the polling was over.
Further, the party local leaders, cadre and supporter of Kiran Reddy failed to work in unison due to various reasons including communication gap between the campaign managers, Kiran Reddy and workers. It has even further increased with Kiran Kumar focusing on his party campaign state wide. This apart, the aversion developed by the locals including supporters at lower level against the leaders for cornering the benefits of the power of Kiran Reddy as chief minister for their personal benefits and aggrandizements, turned them lukewarm instead of extending vociferous support required to outwit the main rival, the YSRCP. More so there was discontent among the people against Kishore Kumar Reddy too, who was looking after the affairs of Kiran Reddy in Piler when he was busy as chief minister. This was also one of the factors for the defeat of Kishore Reddy with a margin of about 13,500 votes.
Interestingly many of the local leaders who enjoyed the benefits of Kiran Reddy’s position as chief minister deserted him after he quit the Congress party and chief minister post and openly worked for YSRCP. Kiran Kumar also failed to avoid the split in the votes of minority Muslims who have been solidly backing him all these years when he was in Congress. TDP, which fielded a Muslim as its candidate, and YSRCP by making concerted efforts, encashed YSR’s popularity among the Muslims votes numbering about 45,000 in the constituency fully to their advantage in the election.
Last but not least, YSRCP senior leader Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy arch rival of Kiran Reddy worked over time to ensure the defeat of Nallari family which became easy with Kiran Reddy opting out the election race and fielding his brother as JSP candidate at the last moment, three weeks before the election. The over confidence of Kiran Reddy that his development of the constituency which witnessed a phenomenal progress in getting infrastructure facilities like roads, drinking water supply, medical and health facilities which was more than what it had achieved in the 60 years of independence and his role and image as champion of Samaikyandhra will help his brother win the election proved wrong. With the JSP chief unable to get even his brother elected and the party’s dismal performance in the district more so in Seemandhra, a dark future is staring at Nallari hegemony over Piler.