Over 150 Congress candidates lose deposits in the general elections
May 18, 2014 - Hyderabad
For the first time in the history, the National Congress party created a history in Seemandhra with over 150 candidates losing their deposits. As many as 150 candidates secured less than 5,000 votes and a majority of them did not even cross the 2,000 mark against the rivals and only over a dozen got more than 10,000 votes. Worse still was the performance of Congress in eight Assembly constituencies where the candidates got less than 1,000 votes and were relegated to fourth, fifth and sixth positions below the regional parties. Prominent among those who have fallen below the line are Dr S Sailajanath (2176), Kondru Murali Mohan (4790), A Ramnarayana Reddy (8927), Nadenla Manohar (15,511), K Raghuveera Reddy (16,494), P Bala Raju (21,086), Kanna Lakshmi Narayana (2,275) and Botcha Satyanarayana (42,179). The PCC president Raghuveera Reddy came third in Penukonda constituency securing 16,494 against his TDP rival while Anam Ramnarayana Reddy faced his worst defeat securing only 87927 votes and K Murali Mohan and Sailajanath too followed suit.