Press Esc to close
Friday 27 May 2016
News updated at 11:41 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.2°C
Min : 22.2°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

TDP retains Andhra assembly seat

Hyderabad, Aug 24, 2013 (IANS):

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has retained Avanigadda assembly constituency in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

TDP candidate Ambati Hari Prasad won the by-election by a margin of 61,644 votes over his nearest rival.

Out of 92,309 votes polled in the by-election held Aug 21, Prasad secured 75,282 votes. Independent candidate S. Rajasekhar got 13,638 votes while another independent, R. Subrahmaniam, polled 3,389 votes.

The by-poll was necessitated by the death of sitting legislator Ambati Brahmaiah of the TDP. The main opposition party fielded his son Hari Prasad.

Keeping with the tradition, the ruling Congress party, opposition YSR Congress and other major parties did not field their candidates to ensure the unanimous election of Prasad.
However, the contest became inevitable as the two independent candidates refused to take back their nominations.

Only 47 percent polling was recorded in the by-election. Voters are low on enthusiasm because of the ongoing political turmoil in Seemandhra, over the centre's decision to carve out a separate Telangana state.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An elephant herd seen near a village of Mysore city...

An elephant herd seen near a village of Mysore city...

Y Jyothi (R) of Telangana competes to win gold in the 100m girls hurdles...

Y Jyothi (R) of Telangana competes to win gold in the 100m girls hurdles...

Carpenters completing the construction of the wheels for the forthcoming Lord Jagannath Yatra...

Carpenters completing the construction of the wheels for the forthcoming Lord Jagannath Yatra...

Obama stands after laying a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima...

Obama stands after laying a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima...

Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants at Naugam...

Army personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants at Naugam...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the event organised to celebrate the success of film Sarbjit ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the event organised to celebrate the success of film Sarbjit ...

Girl takes selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at exhibition on achievements of North East...

Girl takes selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at exhibition on achievements of North East...

Army Jawans leaving after the encounter at Khonchipora village in Tangmarg...

Army Jawans leaving after the encounter at Khonchipora village in Tangmarg...

Bihar Police persons pays tributes  Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary...

Bihar Police persons pays tributes Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary...

Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline,  Liza Headen and Abhishek at a promotional event of 'Housefull 3'...

Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline, Liza Headen and Abhishek at a promotional event of 'Housefull 3'...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523