Several nominations were filed for the Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections on Tuesday in the district after the two previous days were holidays. Among them were contestants from major parties like the Telugu Desam and YSR Congress.
Those filed their nomination papers for Assembly seats were former Minister Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu of Telugu Desam for Narsipatnam; Dadi Ratnakar of YSR Congress for Visakha West; former MLA Chengala Venkata Rao for Payakaraopeta; former ZPTC Killo Surendra of CPI(M) for Araku and Bheesetti Babji of Lok Satta for Visakha North.
A total of 15 candidates filed 33 sets of nominations for seven Assembly constituencies and two candidates for Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency. So far, no nomination was filed for Anakapalle and Araku Lok Sabha constituencies and for Bheemunipatnam, Gajuwaka, Chodavaram and Madugula Assembly constituencies. One candidate each filed his nomination papers for Visakha East, Visakha South, Araku Valley and Anakapalle Assembly segments and three for Visakhapatnam Parliamentary constituency on Saturday, the first day for receiving nominations.
The following filed their nominations on Tuesday: Saripalli Demudu and Singamsetti Prasada Rao (independents) for Visakha North; and Senam Sai Aravind (Pyramid Party of India) for Visakha West; Medapureddy Nuthan Kumar (Jai Samaikyandhra party) for Pendurthi; Veesam Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy and Chodipalli Appa Rao (independents) for Elamanchili; and Chengala Pushpa (YSRC dummy candidate) and Chevveti Thalupulu (independent) for Payakaraopeta and Ch. Vijay (TD dummy) and Thavva Chiranjeevi Rao (Lok Satta) for Narsipatnam.
Buddha Chandrasekhar (independent) and Dadi Jyothi Bhavani (Pyramid Party of India) for Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency.
Mr. Ratnakar, accompanied by MLA M. Vijaya Prasad, Lok Sabha segment coordinator and former MLA Tippala Gurumurthy Reddy and other leaders and a large number of party workers and supporters went in a procession from NAD junction to Gnanapuram where the Returning Officer’s office is located, and handed over his nomination papers.
Earlier, Mr. Ratnakar came to the city from his house in Gavarapalem at Anakapalle accompanied by a large number of supporters. The procession caused traffic jams on the busy road.
Several important contestants of the main political parties and rebel candidates who failed to get ticket from their parties and independents are filing their nomination papers on Wednesday.