AMARAVATI: Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party's (YSRCP) MLC election pick, Pothula Sunitha, filed her nomination on Monday.
She submitted her nomination to returning officer P. V. Subba Reddy afternoon around 12:30 p.m., who told her to report again on January 19th to scrutinize the documents. On Monday, the ruling YSRCP picked Sunitha as its candidate to contest the forthcoming legislative council election.
"Sunitha is the YSRCP candidate for the recently issued notification for the MLC election," said a statement on Monday.
She met YSRCP party chief and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy recently at his residence, where she received the Form B from him. She thanked Reddy for choosing her as the ruling party candidate, in the presence of BalineniSrinivas Reddy, Member of Parliament VemireddyPrabakar Reddy and Pothula Suresh.
The by-election for the casual vacancy in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, caused by the resignation of Sunitha, has been scheduled on January 28. Sunitha had resigned on November 1, 2020 though her term in office was up to March 3, 2023.
She was a Telugu Desam Party MLC, who resigned in protest over her party's alleged activities harming development in the southern state. Later, she extended support to the ruling YSRCP. (IANS)