In a calculated electoral strategy, Andhra CM Jagan’s YSRC shuffles the Araku nominee and withholds the Anakapalle candidate

It astonished political circles that YSRC president and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who declared the party’s candidates for all 175 Assembly and 24 Lok Sabha seats at once, had not selected a candidate for the Anakapalle parliamentary sector. In a same vein, the Araku Lok Sabha candidate was abruptly replaced by the YSRC leadership.

Previously, the party replaced incumbent MP Goddeti Madhavi as the YSRC coordinator of Araku with Paderu MLA Kotagulli Bhagya Lakshmi. Bhagya Lakshmi has been replaced in the final list by Chetti Tanuja Rani, the daughter-in-law of Araku MLA Chetti Palguna. The YSRC seems to have devised a new strategy toward Anakapalle.

Prior to this, the Visakha Dairy Chairman Adari Anand’s sister Pilla Rama Kumari was appointed as the Anakapalle coordinator by the YSRC. But it’s said that Rama Kumari has no interest in running from Anakalpalle.

As part of the tripartite coalition, BJP MP CM Ramesh of Anakapalle is said to be put up as the saffron party’s candidate.

As a result, it is said that the YSRC leadership is searching for a formidable BC contender to challenge Ramesh. There are also rumors that a top TDP leader, who is most likely to be fielded from Anakapalle, may shortly join the YSRC.

As of right now, none of the current YSRC MPs representing the once united Visakhapatnam district’s Araku, Visakhapatnam, and Anakapalle Lok Sabha districts are running.

MVV Satyanarayana, a sitting member of the Visakhapatnam Assembly, is a contender from the Visakhapatnam East Assembly seat. In an attempt to take Visakhapatnam East from the TDP, the YSRC has nominated him against Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu, a three-time MLA.

This time around, Araku MP Madhavi and Anakapalle B Satyavathi are not participating. According to a political observer, the YSRC’s new strategy for hanging onto the seat seems to be withholding the Anakapalle Lok Sabha candidate’s announcement till the very last minute.

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