Riding On Sympathy Wave, Telugu Desam Party Wins Nandyal Bypoll

Nandyal: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) won the Nandyal by-poll election, the 19-round counting of which concluded here on Monday.

TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy defeated YSRCP candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy by over 27000 votes. The Congress party managed to get a mere 1300 votes and remained a distant third. The final tally stood at 97,076 votes for TDP, 69,610 for YSRCP and Congress got 1,382 votes. Interestingly, in Godapadu, TDP secured a decent lead over the YSRCP.

The by-election was held on August 23 following the death of sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy in March this year. The TDP fielded Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy, his nephew, in the by- election.

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