Chandrashekhar gets YSRC nod to contest in Vizianagaram LS seat in a surprise move

  • | Monday | 18th March, 2019

Visakhapatnam: The nomination of Bellani Chandrashekhar as YSRC candidate for Vizianagaram Lok Sabha seat has come as a surprise to many. What with the Bobbili scions, formerly with YSRC, are now in TDP.”However, YSRC BC Cell general secretary G Madhava said: “The Turpu Kapus in Vizianagaram have tilted loyalties to YSRC. Till Sunday morning the name doing the rounds was that of Botsa Jhansi.Chandrashekhar is a former Congressman and ex-ZPTC chairman of Vizianagaram. However, being a member of the dominant Kapu community could help swing the votes in his favour.”The Kapus dominate much of the Vizianagaram MP constituency except in pockets such as Bobbili. YSRC sources said Bellani is close to the Botsa camp and is a Turpu-Kapu by caste, which worked in his favour.Asked about Chandrashekhar’s chances of winning against the TDP titan Ashok Gajapathi Raju, a senior leader said: He is not a strong candidate.

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