AP CM to announce first list of contesting candidates within a week

Vastavam web: Aiming to win at least 140 MLA and 25 Lok Sabha seats, Chandrababu Naidu is contemplating to announce the first list of contesting candidates within a week keeping winnability as main criteria. In fact, he began the process about four months ago, but he again started a fresh interaction with the leaders ahead of the polls. This second round talks with the Parliamentary party leaders commenced on Tuesday and will end by this month end, according to the party sources.

Some of sitting TDP MLAs and Lok Sabha members will face rough weather ahead, as Naidu is strictly looking at winning chances of the candidates before finalizing on allotment of tickets. He has already secured feedback from different constituencies. The TDP national president held meetings with leaders of more than 100 Assembly constituencies and 15 Lok Sabha constituencies – covering four Rayalaseema districts, Prakasam and Vizianagaram and parts of Guntur and other districts in the first phase.

Reacting on the leaders who joined the YSRCP, Naidu said that all of them are nothing but white elephants to the TDP, sources added. He further stated that, it is a good development that and the party can accommodate much better candidates in that constituencies. , quoting some of the names like Amalapuram MP P Ravindra, Chirala MLA Amanchi Krishna Mohan and others.

On the other hand, Rajya Sabha MP TG Venkatesh has been expecting ticket to his son, but party did not assure anything on it. Naidu held meetings with leaders of Machilipatnam, Vijayawada, Rajamepeta and Kadapa Parliamentary constituencies on Tuesday and Wednesday and will conduct at least two to three such meetings per day.