Srikakulam MLC : YSRCP candidate Narthu Rama Rao has won in Srikakulam local body legislative council election. There are 776 voters across the district regarding local bodies. Among them, 233 voters in Srikakulam revenue division, 149 voters in Palakonda, 161 voters in Tekkali and 209 voters in Palasa revenue division, a total of 752 voters exercised their right to vote. Vaikapa candidate Nartu Rama Rao got 632 votes and independent candidate Anepu Ramakrishna got 108 votes. Eleven votes were invalid. Thus the returning officer announced that Vaikapa candidate Narthu Rama Rao had won and handed over the MLC candidate form. CP Some of the votes went to an independent candidate. Though numerically the candidate of the ruling party has won, comments are being heard that this is a moral defeat for the party. Even though Telugu Desam announced its support to Anepu Ramakrishna, who stood in the ring from the perspective of the community, the party’s votes were not fully transferred to him. In the end they handed over to independents for their local political interests. Apart from TDP local representatives of many constituencies like Amadalavala, state and district presidents who have ex-officio voting rights, Srikakulam MP and Ichhapuram MLA were also absent from voting. If all these are taken out of the 86 votes of Telugu Desh, an independent candidate should get even less than that 86 votes. But if 108 votes are received, they say that all of them belong to the ruling party. 100 percent, Patapatnam partly, TDP leaders from Palasa-Kashibugga municipality are expected to poll 108 for the independent candidate. Kala Venkata Rao’s son Rammallik Naidu took their MPTCs from nearby to the polling center and cast their votes. Kalamata Ramana’s son Sagar also did the same work in Old Patnam. In Palasa-Kashibugga Muncipality, TDP councilors led by Vajja Baburao are believed to have voted for the Independent MLC candidate. It is reported that where the Ponu Kapu community leaders have a large percentage, the local leaders of Vaikapa also voted for the independent candidate. In fact, when Anepu Ramakrishna entered the ring as an independent, he received an offer of around one crore rupees from the ruling party. The leaders of the ruling party, hoping that their election will be unanimous if the nomination is drawn, conducted large-scale negotiations with Kapu leaders. But Ramakrishna did not budge. Moreover, Telugu Desam Party National President Nara Chandrababu Naidu himself called and assured Ramakrishna of his support. According to the estimation of the seniors of the Telugu country, a large percentage of the 108 votes for Ramakrishna came from Vaikapa. The district president of the party, Kuna Ravi, kept TDP MPTCs away from the migrant constituency of Amadala. As a result, none of them went to the shadows of the polling booths. If they voted themselves, the independent candidate would have got 16 more votes. Also, state party president Kinjarapu Atchennaidu stayed away from the district. Ichchapuram MLA Bendalam Ashok Pattabhadrula voted for the MLC but did not exercise the right of local MLC
TDP leaders said they did not fully support Ramakrishna. If candidate Anepu Ramakrishna is working for Telugu Desam "The district leaders are expected to write a letter to Chandrababu to find out the reasons behind the rival Kuna Ravikumar MLC’s non-cooperation in the election. While Telugu Desam votes were to go to Nartu Rama Rao, there is now a debate going on in Vaikapa that the independent candidate will get Vaikapa votes. Although the majority of the votes fell to Nartu Rama Rao, some of the Vaikapa votes fell to an independent candidate. Although Nartu Rama Rao’s victory was normal, it is being discussed that the independent candidate who refused the offer and managed to split the vote of the ruling party to some extent without yielding to the pressure of the ruling party is the moral victory.
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