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TDP Wins Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal By-Election by 27000 Votes

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Andhra Pradesh Nandyal By election Result 2017

The TDP's debutant candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy (33) defeated the seasoned Silpa Mohan Reddy (54) by a margin of 28,000 votes.

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had won the Nandyal byelection in Andhra Pradesh with an overwhelming majority of 27,466 votes on Friday, giving a boost the mid-term optimism of the government headed by chief minister Chandrababu Naidu. "We will work to ensure that TDP remains permanently in power", he said.

The ruling party candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy secured a total 97,076 votes, while the opposition YSR Congress candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy took 69,610 votes. Most pollsters and both parties were prepared for a close finish.

YSR Congress leaders and supporters, who had been confident of bagging the Assembly seat, were a disappointed lot as counting continued round after round.

Summary: TDP cadres celebrated the party victory at Nandyal at the party office here with senior leader C M A Zaheer Ahmed cutting a cake.

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Asserting that development was the lone agenda of his party, Naidu said that TDP's victory is because of credibility and people's trust in them.

6th Round: TDP-6161, YSRCP-2858 votes. Along with Bhuma Reddy, 19 other MLAs had also defected to the TDP.

".it is not prudent for Chandrababu Naidu to describe it as a victory as ethics, morals, and values were thrown to the wind and there was no level playing field", he added. "The TDP leadership pumped in money to lure voters".

Speaking to the media at State Capital Amaravati, the Chief Minister said the by-election was an indicator of things to come.

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