Andhra Pradesh

TDP, YSRCP candidates play waiting game in Kodumur

They are yet to hit the campaign trail

Kodumur is yet to warm up to the election fever that is gripping the rest of the State, with the YSRCP and TDP candidates for the assembly constituency yet to commence their poll campaigns.

Dr. Sudhakar Babu of the YSRCP and retired IAS officer Ramanjaneyulu of the TDP who are contesting for the Kodumur Assembly constituency are keeping a low profile.

“I do not know whom to vote for,” says Govardhan, a tea shop owner in the town. “Both parties should have given ticket to existing or known faces,” he says.

New entrants

Both the candidates are relatively new entrants into politics. While people claim to have seen the YSRCP candidate in town on one or two occasions, the TDP candidate is yet to arrive.

Sources said that Mr. Ramanjaneyulu would start his campaign on Thursday morning after meeting TDP’s Kurnool MP candidate Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy and praying at a local temple.

Mr. Ramanjaneyulu has reportedly said that he is aware of the public mood regarding his lack of visibility, and added that he would go on a door-to-door campaign to meet people. He added that he understood the issues being faced by the people of Kodumur and vowed to solve them if voted to power.

With a majority of the candidates having already covered about half of their constituencies, the IAS officer and the doctor would need to hit the campaign trail quickly if they hope to make a mark, locals said.

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