Hyderabad: In a major setback to the
ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, the party`s state unit
president D Srinivas today lost the by-election from Nizamabad
Urban Assembly constituency to BJP leader Y Laksmi Narayana by
a margin of 12,000 votes.
In the 2009 Assembly elections, Srinivas had lost from
the Nizamabad Urban constituency to Lakshmi Narayana.
The bypoll in Nizamabad and 11 other constituencies in
Telangana region was necessitated as the sitting MLAs had quit
their posts in support of separate Telangana statehood demand.
BJP`s Lakshmi Narayana secured 64,176 votes while
Srinivas got 62,195 votes, thus giving a majority of 11,981
votes to the BJP nominee.
Meanwhile, TRS emerged victorious in Vemuluwada also.
the TRS candidate defeated his nearest Congress rival by a
margin of 50,361 votes.