YSR Congress releases list of candidates for Lok Sabha, assembly elections

AMARAVATI: Jagan Mohan Reddy-leadYSR Congress Party(YSRCP) on Sunday released candidates’ names for all the 175 assembly constituencies and 15 Loksabha constituencies.

Party supremo Jaganmohan Reddy will announce the names for Anakapalle Lok Sabha constituency during a public meeting at Narsipatnam in the afternoon.

With the declaration of all the pending seats, YSRCP is going into the poll campaign with full steam right from Sunday itself. Party chief Jagan would be addressing three public meetings in Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and Vizianagaram districts.

Addressing a news conference at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district, Jagan said that they have spared 41 seats to the backward classes in an attempt to bring all the communities into a mainstream political stage. YSRCP had also granted five seats to Muslim community, increasing one seat from 2014 elections.

YSRCP had however denied Lok Sabha tickets to three of its MPs in the previous Lok Sabha including its floor leader in the parliament Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, YV Subbareddy and V Varaprasada Rao. Party replaced them with Adala Prabhara Reddy (Nellore), Magunta Srinivasula Reddy (Ongole) and Balli Durgaprasada Rao (Tirupati).
Similarly, some of the sitting legislators were also denied tickets in order to accommodate new faces and suitable candidates. “We have picked up candidates based on their image among the public, work in the party and People’s Support during the surveys,” said Jagan.
While Bapatla Lok Sabha candidate Nandigam Suresh announced the candidates’ list, senior leader Dharmana Prasada Rao announced assembly candidates list in the presence of party supremo Jagan.
YSRCP fielded former TDP leaders Modugula Venugopala Reddy from Guntur Loksabha, Vanga Geetha from Kakinada Lok Sabha, Magunta Srinivasula Reddy from Ongole Lok Sabha and Adala Prabhakara Reddy from Nellore constituencies.