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Congress leaders take stock of Kadapa bypoll

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 23:34

Hyderabad: Congress leaders on Tuesday discussed
the possible outcome of the by-election to Kadapa Lok Sabha
and Pulivendula Assembly constituencies at a review meeting
amid strong indications that Health Minister DL Ravindra
Reddy, the party candidate for Kadapa seat could find it
difficult to secure his deposit.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Pulivendula
candidate and former Agriculture Minister YS Vivekananda
Reddy, MLA Veerasiva Reddy, Ravindra Reddy and others
participated in the post-poll review here.

Results of the by-election will be out on May 13.
Informed sources said after the meeting that the leaders
were resigned to the fact that the Congress did not stand a
chance of winning either Kadapa or Pulivendula because of a
`strong sympathy wave` in favour of YSR Congress party
president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his mother Vijayalakshmi.

Besides, they also could not match Jagan`s `money
power`, Ravindra Reddy and Veerasiva Reddy reportedly told the
Chief Minister.

Veerasiva Reddy complained to the Chief Minister that
Kadapa district Superintendent of Police Tarun Joshi acted
against the Congress.

"In particular, I was totally harassed by the SP. I am
going to move a privilege motion against him," the MLA later
told newsmen.


First Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 23:34
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