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Palla Srinivas declared candidate for Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha seat

March 30, 2009
Visakhapatnam

In a surprise move, the Praja Rajyam Party's choice of Palla Srinivas son of former TDP MLA Palla Simhachalam was declared the party candidate and filed his nomination papers. He is an engineering graduate and businessman, now locks horns in a stiff contest for the prestigious Lok Sabha seat with the BJP candidate DV Subba Rao and Union Minister of State for Human Resources D Purandareswari of Congress and TDP candidate MVVS Murty.

It is said that caste considerations are said to be the one of the main reasons for the Praja Rajyam Party plumping Srinivasa Rao in spite of his being a greenhorn. Yadavas are numerically strong community in the city and various parties have fielded leaders from the community in the past and in the present elections also.

Praja Rajyam Party general secretary Allu Aravind justified the candidature stating that he had been in the party since August. He represents youth as well as backward classes fitting social justice plank of the party. Party sources said that Srinivas is the lone candidate from the backward classes in the fray for Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha. In addition, the move is to intended to focus on backward classes.

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