Telugu Desam Party has finalised the candidature of Ambati Hari Prasad, son of Brahmanaiah for the byelection to Avanigadda assembly seat.
The seat fell vacant after the death of Brahmanaiah (TDP) on April 21 this year. The byelection is slated for August 21.
TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu took a decision to field Hari Prasad for the seat after Brahmanaiah’s family members called on him at his residence on Monday morning.
Though the TDP has requested the opposition parties not to field their candidates in accordance with the tradition being followed that when a family member of an incumbent, who dies while in office, contests the bypoll, no other party had so far responded.
PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said on Monday that his party would consider when the TDP makes a formal request. “So far we have not received any request from the TDP,” he said.
At the moment, Official Languages Commission chairman M Budha Prasad will be the automatic choice for the Congress for the byelection. “If my party high command asks me to contest, I will,” Budha Prasad told ENS but sources said he is not very keen on contesting.