Congress to field candidate in Nandigama by-elections
August 26, 2014 - Hyderabad
Congress party has decided to field a candidate in the Nandigama by-poll in against the tradition of the major political parties not to field candidate that necessitated by untimely death of a sitting candidate.
The decision of fielding a candidate was taken at a meeting held by APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy. The meeting was attended by former APCC Chief Botcha Satyanarayana, former Ministers Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, Kanna Lakshminarayana and Kondru Muralimohan, leader of the Opposition in Council C Ramachandraiah and APCC vice-president M Gangadaram on Tuesday.
Former Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Botcha Satyanarayana has justified the party action in fielding a candidate for Nandigama Assembly by-poll.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, he alleged that the TDP had failed to fulfil its poll promises including farm loan and DWCRA loan waiver and unemployment doles. He said political parties followed the tradition of not fielding candidates if the sitting MLA/MP was killed by extremists or terrorists. But the present case was an altogether different one as the TDP has failed to deliver its promises on crop loan waiver, DWCRA loans and job to each household among others.
Botsa Satyanarayana said that ‘we are fielding our candidate to fight for people’s cause and not to derive any political mileage. By winning one constituency, we cannot change the government or attain power. It is for creating awareness among the people about the failure of TDP in fulfilling the promises’, he said. It had been close to 100 days since the TDP came to power but not one promise mentioned in the manifesto was fulfilled. People, especially, farmers, women and unemployed pinned hopes on the Chief Minister to bail them out of adverse financial situations but were all disappointed.candidate. He is currently APCC secretary and an active member of NSUI and the Youth Congress.