The TDP also won in West Rayalaseema Constituency for three graduate MLC seats in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council. Here, TDP candidate Bhumi Reddy Ramgopal Reddy won over YCP candidate Vennapusa Ravindra Reddy with a margin of 7,543 votes.
First Published Mar 18, 2023, 9:33 PM IST
The TDP won the elections for three graduate MLC seats in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council. TDP, which has already won in North Andhra and East Rayalaseema, has recently won West Rayalaseema constituency as well. TDP candidate Bhumi Reddy Ramgopal Reddy won by 7,543 votes over YCP candidate Vennapusa Ravindra Reddy.
Counting of votes in Anantapur JNTU which started on Thursday continues on Saturday as well. After the counting of the first priority votes in 11 rounds, 2,45,687 votes were counted and 2,26,405 votes were declared valid. In the counting of the first priority votes, no one got the required number of votes to win, and now the counting of the second priority votes is going on. 49 candidates contested for this post. District Collector and Election Returning Officer Nagalakshmi announced that Ramgopal Reddy won after the elimination process as no candidate had a proper majority. Bhumi Reddy got 1,09,781 votes and Ravindra Reddy got 1,02,238 votes.
However, YCP candidate Ravindra Reddy and former MLA Vishveshwar Reddy are criticizing the way of counting. They are alleging irregularities in the counting of votes. They claimed that people voted for YCP and the moral victory was theirs. They alleged that since the counting started till today, TDP candidate got the lead due to sharing of votes received by BJP. They have made it clear that they will fight the injustice done to them and will also take it to the attention of the Central Election Commission. Moreover, both of them organized agitation in the counting center. With this, the collector intervened and advised to file a written complaint if there is anything. With this, Ravindra Reddy and Visveswar Reddy stopped protesting.
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And TDP candidate Vepada Chiranjeevi Rao won hugely in the place of Uttarandhra graduates. TDP candidate Chiranjeevi Rao secured 90 percent of the votes required for victory in the first preference. The rest of the votes were secured in the second preference. 94,509 Kota votes are required to win the Uttarandhra seat. Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi Rao got 82,958 votes in the first preference.
When it comes to West Rayalaseema.. Here TDP and YSRCP are competing like you or me. In the latest results, East Rayalaseema Telugu Desam Party MLC candidate Kancharla Srikanth has won. The ranks of TDP are celebrating with this. After the results were declared, the TDP leaders celebrated their victory by dancing and bursting firecrackers at the local Amaravati Grounds. In this sequence, the TDP ranks held a huge rally in honor of Telugu Desam Party leader and former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.
Last Updated Mar 18, 2023, 9:33 PM IST