Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development D. Purandeswari, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam, and Rajya Sabha member T. Subbarami Reddy staking a claim for the Congress ticket from the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency for the next general election is ridiculous, YSR Congress Party leader Koyya Prasad Reddy has said.

At a media conference here on Monday, he said that both the Congress leaders had done nothing worthwhile for Visakhapatnam but were trying to give the impression as though they enjoyed the support of the party cadre and the public. The YSRCP leader alleged that both the leaders had neglected the crucial railway zone issue.