TDP candidate Ambati Srihari Prasad wins Avanigadda by-poll
August 24, 2013 - Avanigadda, Krishna
In the by election held for Avanigadda Assembly seat in Krishna District, the TDP candidate Ambati Srihari Prasad won by defeating his nearest rival Saikam Rajasekhar an independent candidate by a margin of 61,644 votes.
Election Commission sources said that Prasad secured 75,282 votes while Rajasekhar got 13,638 at the end of the counting. The other independent candidate Ravi Subramanyam secured 3,389 votes.
The by election necessitated following the death of sitting TDP MLA Ambati Brahmanaiah in April. Following the request by the party, the political parties including Congress and YSRCP have not fielded any candidate for the by-poll. The by election was held on Wednesday by registering a turnout of 47 per cent eligible voters.