Know Your Mahabubnagar Manne Srinivas Reddy
Though the BJP fielded a senior politician like DK Aruna and sitting MP and former TRS floor leader in the Lok Sabha AP Jithender Reddy joined the national party, TRS nominee Manne Srinivas Reddy defended the party’s stronghold with a margin of about 77,873 votes. He received 4,11,402 votes (41.78 per cent) of the 9,84,634 votes polled.
Srinivas Reddy has been a party loyalist for several years now. His maintains a close association with people of Mahabubnagar constituency and played a crucial role in providing employment opportunities to youth through his family-owned MSN Pharma industries. He also involved in several service activities and supported the cause of separate Telangana movement. Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself addressed a public meeting and campaigned on behalf of Aruna, the wind remained in favour of the TRS.
A former MPTC from Gurukunta of Nawabpet mandal, Srinivas Reddy was the unanimous choice of the seven TRS MLAs whose constituencies comprise the Lok Sabha seat, according to Sports Minister Srinivas Goud.