Two main contenders for Andhra Pradesh chief minister’s post Chandrababu Naidu and Y S Jaganmohan Reddy filed their nomination papers on Thursday.
The Assembly election will be held on May 7. Jagan’s mother Y S Vijayamma also filed nomination papers for Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat accompanied by daughter Sharmila.
Contesting for the Assembly seat for the first time Jagan is trying his luck in Pulivendula under Kadapa district represented by his mother. He was accompanied by his uncle YS Vivekananda Reddy and EC Gangi Reddy. Jagan was elected to the Lok Sabha from Kadapa in 2009 and 2011.
After filing nomination, Jagan campaigned in Bhakarapuram in Pulivendula and he will be participating in a road show in Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency on Friday.
In Visakhapatnam, where Vijayamma filed her papers for the Parliamentary seat, party supporters gathered in large numbers and cheered her. Sharmila addressed the cadre before her mother filed the papers at the district collectorate.
“I will be available to serve you all the time,” Vijayamma said brushing aside allegations that she is an outsider and will vanish after elections.
In Kuppam of Chittor district Nara Lokesh, son of Chandrababu, filed nomination paper on behalf of his father for the Kuppam Assembly seat. Naidu (63) is busy campaigning in Vizianagaram district in coastal Andhra.