City voters to choose from political novices

  • | Friday | 22nd March, 2019

The voters in Visakhapatnam have to decide who they want to represent them in the Lok Sabha. Satyanarayana, who also produced a Telugu feature film, which was unsuccessful, in 2017, is a newbie to politics. Visakhapatnam: The port city is faced with a Hobson’s choice in choosing its Lok Sabha member as none of the nominees from the major political parties is a professional politician, barring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has nominated a former MP from Visakhapatnam.The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has fielded M Sribharat, 29, grandson of former MP, MVVS Murthi. But he has been associated with the YSRC for a long time, and was rewarded with the party ticket.Meanwhile, the Jana Sena is banking on the reputation for professional integrity of VV Lakshminarayana, a former IPS officer, who too is entering the electoral fray for the first time. The choice is between a 29-year-old scion of a wealthy family, a real-estate developer with criminal cases to his name, a former policeman who is clearly banking on the caste factor to see him through, and a woman candidate who did not even have an office in the city to meet constituents the last time she was MP,” said K Srirama Murty, a former professor of economics at Andhra University.

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