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SEEKING BLESSINGS: Union Minister D. Purandareswari along with her husband Daggubati Venkateswara Rao offering prayers at Sampath Vinayagar temple on her arrival in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
SEEKING BLESSINGS: Union Minister D. Purandareswari along with her husband Daggubati Venkateswara Rao offering prayers at Sampath Vinayagar temple on her arrival in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

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Confident of understanding all the local issues and resolving them

VISAKHAPATNAM: Daggubati Purandareswari, Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development and Congress candidate for Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat, on Sunday sought the support of Vizag voters.

Talking to media persons, she denied reports which appeared in a section of the media that she did not want to contest from Visakhapatnam.

“I told the election committee that Ongole would be fine. But I always have been saying that I am willing to contest from whichever place the Congress high command wants me to,” she pointed out.

Ms. Purandareswari recalled that when she contested from Bapatla in the 2004 general elections, she was also new to that place with voters never seen her before and they had similar doubts how a non-local candidate could help them.

But she could prove herself and responded well to all local issues, she added.

“Similarly, I am confident that I will quickly understand all issues pertaining to Visakhapatnam and make efforts to resolve them as Parliamentarian,” she stated.

Replying to questions, she refused to be drawn into the performance of the past MPs and said with the cooperation of local people’s representatives, results could be achieved.

Assembly candidates

Asked if she had proposed to change the candidates of Assembly segments coming under the Lok Sabha constituency, Ms. Purandareswari said that she had only suggested that all aspects should be considered while selecting candidates for the Assembly that would ensure success.

Earlier in the morning, she, accompanied by her husband Daggubati Venkateswara Rao, offered prayers at Sampath Vinayagar temple, Sri Kanakamahalakshmi temple and some other local shrines and launched the election campaign.


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