Congress to announce Huzurabad candidate today

Hyderabad: Congress party likely to announce the party candidate to contest in the Huzurabad by-elections. According to the reports, State-affairs in charge Manickam Tagore going to hold a meeting with Assembly coordinators today at 11 am and later TPCC chief Revanth Reddy, CLP leader Batti Vikramarka will conduct a meeting with working presidents at 3 pm.

Congress party scrutinising the profiles of Konda Surekha, Kavvampalli Satyanarayana and Krishna Reddy. It is said that Konda Surekha is willing to contest in the elections and the party is also planning to allot a ticket to her.

It is to mention here that the by-election to Huzurabad Assembly constituency may witness a contest between candidates of backward classes community from the three main parties—TRS, BJP and Congress.

Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has already announced Gellu Srinivas Yadav, a BC youth leader, as its candidate for the by-poll. Though the BJP has not announced its candidate, Eatala Rajender—a BC from Mudiraj community—is most likely to enter the by-poll fray.

With over 1.20 lakh voters from the BC community in the constituency, the Congress too is scouting for a strong BC candidate for by-poll. The party’s election
strategy committee chairman Damodar Rajanarasimha is in touch with former minister Konda Surekha—a Padmashali from the BC community.

The Congress is keen on fielding her from Huzurabad as her husband Konda Murali is a Munnuru Kapu, also from BC community. The party is hoping that a large chunk of both Padmashali and Munnuru Kapu community votes would be polled to the Congress, if she contested the bypoll.

Also, being a woman candidate, she will have an advantage as there are over one lakh women voters in Huzurabad constituency. After the ruling TRS snatched away P Kaushik Reddy who had polled over 61,000 votes on Congress ticket in 2018-polls, the party is looking at Surekha as a formidable candidate.

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