The Telugu Desam Party is facing rebel problem in the Gudur Assembly constituency where the sitting MLA Balli Durga Prasada Rao refused to withdraw his nomination and continued in the fray.
A day after the withdrawal of nominations, different political parties are making last-ditch attempts to avoid trouble from internal groups and rebels.
The TDP gave its Gudur ticket for B. Radha Jyosna Latha, who is a practising doctor. The party’s sitting MLA raised a banner of revolt and entered the fray as an independent candidate. Defying party leadership, Mr. Durga Prasad filed four sets of nominations.
This is the only major rebel problem faced by a political party in the entire district where there are 10 Assembly segments. TDP gave ticket to Radha Jyosna following a demand made a group led by senior leader Ganga Prasad.
With the entry of Durga Prasad, there will be a four-cornered contest in Gudur. Congress fielded senior leader Panabaka Krishnaiah, who is husband of Union Minister Panabaka Lakshmi. Mr. Krishnaiah has worked closely in the constituency in his capacity as the Congress constituency in-charge.
YSR Congress nominee in Gudur is Pasam Sunil Kumar, who claims the support from the party cadre.
With the closure of withdrawal of nominations, the contesting parties are all set now for the electoral battle ahead. Most of their leaders and nominees have already taken a plunge into the electioneering.