Palair Assembly constituency is going to witness an epic battle of sorts as titans from two parties, ruling TRS and Telugu Desam party, are entering the fray. Telangana Rashtra Samiti announced state minister Tummala Nageswara Rao as its candidate. Even though he is an MLC, chief minister KTR chose to field Tummala as the candidate giving primacy the demography of the regions, where Kammas are a force. The byelection is necessitated by the death Congress MLA Ramreddy Venkatareddy in March this year.
According to Telangana TDP president L Ramana the constituency meeting of party is scheduled today and a decision is likely emerge on the candidacy of Nama Nageswara Rao. " We are confident of defeating the TRS in Palair. Though the view of the party in general is in favor of Nama Nageswara Rao, the party wants to take the view of the workers in the district into consideration before announcing his candidature. Nama is also attending today's meeting," Ramana told The Media.
He said the outcome of the meeting would be conveyed to the party high command, which in turn takes a final view. " Party national president Chandrababu Naidu is on tour in Rayalaseema and is expected get back tonight. A decision is likely on Friday or Saturday," Ramana said. Polling for the by election is scheduled on May 16 and votes will be counted on May 19.