In the case of Palair, he said, the TDP had acknowledged the services rendered by Ramreddy Venkata Reddy to the constituency. ” When the family members of Ramreddy Venkata Reddy have come forward to contest the elections we have no option but to support them. Besides, the Congress approached us. They wrote a letter to the party . TPCC working president Bhatti Vikramarka had met me this morning. so, in spite of the ideological differences between the two parties, the T-TDP has resolved to support the Congress candidate, honoring the tradition,” Ramana said.
When asked about how the party did not honor the tradition in Narayankhed by election held in February, the T-TDP president said, the Congress had not approached them. Whatever may be the reason, TDP decision will help make the contest in Palair a straight one. Because the YSR Congress had already announced its decision. Meanwhile, both TPCC president Uttam kumar Reddy and working president Mallu Vikramarka are trying to persuade the Left party also to support Congress candidate in order not create split among the anti-establishment voters.