Andhra Deputy CM says TDP failed to field candidates from backward classes for upcoming MLC polls.
Andhra's Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishnamurthy kicked up a storm on Tuesday after he alleged that the TDP leadership had failed to select someone from the backward classes for the upcoming MLC polls in the state.
Reminding Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu that his younger brother KE Prabhakar did not get a seat in the legislative council poll, the Deputy CM reportedly added that a single family in Anantapur had been given three posts by the party.
He was referring to TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy, his MLA brother Prabhakar Reddy and Diwakar's son-in-law, Deepak Reddy, who was fielded in the MLC election by the TDP
According to a report in the Times of India, Krishnamurthy said, "I have been spending sleepless nights whenever there is an election as it has become difficult to convince my brother Prabhakar."
Quoting highly-placed TDP sources, the TOI report adds that Krishnamurthy has been sulking with the TDP chief not taking him into confidence on party affairs in Kurnool. Bhuma Nagi Reddy and Akhilapriya were taken into the party against his wishes and one of them is likely to be inducted into the cabinet soon.
Just two days ago, the Deputy CM was present as Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naiduâ€™s son Nara Lokesh filed his nomination papers for election to the State Legislative Council under the MLA quota.
Along with Lokesh for Chittoor district, the party has included Batchula Arjunudu for Krishna district, Karanam Balaram and Pothula Sunitha for Prakasam district and also Dokka Manikya Varaprasad for Guntur district.
However, TDP has decided to finalise only five candidates for the seven vacant MLC seats under the MLA quota and the election has been scheduled for March 20.