All six former Congress Ministers given TDP ticket
April 14, 2014 - Hyderabad
All the six ministers in Kiran Kumar Reddy cabinet who defected to TDP got tickets. The former ministers who got the ticket are Satrucharla Vijayarama Rao, Erasu Pratap Reddy, TG Venkatesh, Pithani Satyanarayana and Thota Narasimham. The candidature of two other senior leaders former Chairman of Official Languages Commission Mandali Buddha Prasad and former Minister Shilpa Mohan Reddy were also given tickets.
Pithani Satyanarayana has been retained form Achanta Assembly while TG.Venkatesh will contest form Kurnool Assembly while Buddha Prasad will contest from Avanigadda. Shilpa Mohan Reddy will contest from the Nandyal while Ganta Srinivasa Rao will contest from Beemili. Erasu Pratap Reddy will contest from Panyam and Thota Narasimham will from Kakinada Lok Sabha.
Former Congress MLA Labbi Venaktgeswrasway will contest from Nandikotkur while Avanti Srinivasa has been given Anakapalli Lok Sabha ticket.
The TDP leadership has accommodated Kodela Siva Prasada Rao (Sattenapalli), GSS Shivaji (Palasa) K Athamnaidu (Gajapatinagaram), Modugula Venugopal Reddy (Guntur West), Bonda Uma (Vijayawada Central) Meda Malikharjun Reddy (Rajampet) Gangula Prabhakar Reddy (Allagadda), KE Krishna Murty (Pattikonda) and KE Pratap (Dhone) third list of candidates of 32 Assembly and three Lok Sabha.