TDP leader ready to abide by party leadership if it directs him to contest polls

Telugu Desam Party's Rajya Sabha member M.V. Mysoora Reddy asserted on Saturday that he was not keen on contesting from Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency.

Dr. Reddy said contesting to the by-elections to Parliament from Kadapa now was his last priority, but he would abide by the party leadership if it directed him to contest the polls. Speaking to The Hindu here, the MP hoped that the party president N. Chandrababu Naidu would finalise a candidate and he would extend his full-fledged support to him. If the party did not find a suitable candidate and finalised his name, he would contest as a disciplined partyman.

Dr. Mysoora Reddy said he advised TDP leader Kandula Rajamohana Reddy to meet Mr. Naidu at Hyderabad on April 5, after he returned from Singapore, if he desired to contest for Parliament as the party candidate. He added that he was not recommending any candidate for the Pulivendula Assembly constituency and said party MLC S.V. Satish Kumar Reddy could recommend a candidate.