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Ali, Niranjan Reddy to get RS nomination?

Ali, Niranjan Reddy to get RS nomination?

If the rumours doing rounds in the political circles are to be believed, popular comedian of Telugu films and YSR Congress party activist Ali is going to be nominated to Rajya Sabha on behalf of the party from Andhra Pradesh this year.

Ali made a surprising appearance at the meeting of Tollywood delegation with chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy at Tadepalli on Thursday, though he was not originally included in the list of invitees. 

After the meeting, Ali is learnt to have made a request to the chief minister for Rajya Sabha ticket and Jagan is learnt to have given a positive assurance to him.

Another name that is being discussed in the political circles for Rajya Sabha nomination is that of S Niranjan Reddy, Tollywood producer and personal lawyer of the chief minister arguing his cases in the CBI court and the high court.

Sources said Jagan has assured the Rajya Sabha nomination to Niranjan Reddy but it is not clear whether he would get the seat this time or the next time. It all depends on the caste equations and other considerations of the chief minister.

There was also a talk that senior actor and Jagan’s relative Mohan Babu might also get the chance for Rajya Sabha nomination, but going by the latest developments, it appears to be a remote possibility.

In all, four Rajya Sabha seats are going to fall vacant in the next couple of months with the completion of term of three BJP members – Suresh Prabhu, Y S Chowdary (Sujana Chowdary) and T G Venkatesh, besides that of YSRC general secretary V Vijay Sai Reddy.

While the re-nomination of Sai Reddy is said to be more or less a foregone conclusion, Jagan will have to look for strong loyalists and capable hands to be nomination to the Rajya Sabha for the remaining three seats.

If Sai Reddy is re-nominated, the chances of Niranjan Reddy might be less, as Jagan might not consider two Reddys for the RS nomination.

There was also a speculation that former MLA from Chilakaluripet Marri Rajasekhar might also be considered for the RS seat.

Well, nobody can predict Jagan’s mind. Who knows there might even be more surprises in the list!


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