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MLC candidates file papers

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KURNOOL: The MLC nominees of both major parties (Congress and TDP) contesting from local bodies constituency filed their nominations here on Tuesday. The Congress nominated S.V. Mohan Reddy (son of S.V. Subba Reddy) and the TDP nominated business man from Nandyal N.H. Bhaskar Reddy.

Both the leaders, accompanied by their supporters, filed the nominations before Joint Collector Jyothi M. Buddha Prakash as Tuesday was considered an auspicious day. The TDP candidate planned to file the second set of nomination on March 4 in the presence of party leaders making the event visible.

Mr. Mohan Reddy of the Congress too rushed to the office soon after his arrival from Hyderabad and filed the papers.

Meanwhile, the Congress has clear cut majority among the electorate comprising MPTCs and ZPTCs. The rank and file of the Congress was also unanimous about the nomination of S.V. Mohan Reddy.

However, the TDP is banking on some cross-voting hoping the association of Mr. Mohan Reddy's family with Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. The group supporting Jaganmohan Reddy is not fielding any candidate against Mohan Reddy.

The TDP was hoping that with the election they would expose the nexus between the Jagan group and the Congress in Kurnool district.

TDP district president Somisetty Venkateswarlu said they would expose to people that there was tacit understanding between Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy and the Congress and at the end both would indulge in match fixing fooling the public.

The Congress was anticipating some confusion in the voters of the party due to the negative campaign by the TDP. However, they were confident of tackling the crisis and emerge victorious at the end.

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