T Subbarami Reddy has again stirred the hornet’s nest. He announced that he will be contesting from Visakhapatnam to the Lok Sabha.
“I am very familiar in Visakhapatnam and will be contesting from here,” he said.
Union Minister D Purandeswari is the sitting MP from Viskahapatnam. There was some rupture recently on protocol issue and she had to cancel her programme. Local leaders had leveled some allegations against her. “Purandeswari will shift to Narsapuram” Subbarami Reddy said when asked what happens to the incumbent MP.
He contested for the Nellore Lok Sabha by-poll and lost badly. When Congress could not find anyone to fight against M Rajmohan Reddy of YSRCP, Subbarmi Reddy stood for Congress knowing that he was swimming against the tide. As a reward he was assured of Visakhapatnam seat.
Both Purandeshwari and Subbari Reddy are non locals and Visakhpatnam is known for being represented by outsiders.
Before Purandeswari, former chief minister N Janardhan Reddy was the MP. He was moved upstairs to accommodate Purandeswari, whose Bapatla constituency was allotted to SCs in the delimitation process.