Putting all speculations to rest,Yanam congress legislator Malladi Krishna Rao today said that he will contest the Yanam seat in the congress ticket in the May 16 assembly elections.
According to reports reaching here, Malladi, who was keeping aloof from party activities for some time in recent months, announced his decision to contest the polls at a public meeting held at Yanam this afternoon.He will also undertake electioneering for the congress candidates in Puducherry and Karaikal regions of the union territory.
AICC General Secretary V. Narayanasamy, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Congress incharge, G.Chinna Reddy, Former Chief Minister V Vaithilingam, Former Minister Kandasamy, Andhra Pradesh Congress General Secretary G Rudraraju and various local Congress leaders were present in the meeting.
Hundreds of Malladi followers participated in the meeting were eager to know about the decision of Malladi Krishna Rao as he had reportedly issued statements that he is not going to contest in the assembly elections this time.
Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition, V Vaithilingam urged Malladi to contest again for the people of Yanam. He said said Congress will fulfill the commitment for further development of the region, if elected to power this time.
AICC general secretary, V Narayanasamy addressing the huge gathering said after coming back to power, we will complete all the development works in Yanam region.
Stating that previous UPA Government sanctioned Rs 140cr for flood protecion work in Yanam,he alleged that Chief Minister Rangasamy stopped the scheme like so many other schemes in the region by Rangsamy. He alleged that the ruling NR Congress was working with vengeance against the Congress MLA.
On Malladi’s representation given to the Congress leaders urging a nominated MLA, and Corporation Chairmen post for Yanam region, the Congress leaders said all his demands will be positively addressed if party is elected to power.
It may be recalled that Malladi Krishna Rao was not actively participating in Congress activities. He openly came out in support of the ruling AINRC chief Minister even inside the assembly. But his aspirations for getting a Rajya Sabha could not materialize as Chief Minster Rangasamy had other plans.