The sudden death of Nandyal MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy has caused a void in his family, which had been dominating Kurnool politics, particularly in Nandyal and Allagadda constituencies, for several decades.
Except one, all the siblings of Nagi Reddy died, while his father-in-law S V Subba Reddy has become old and inactive.
His brother-in-law S V Mohan Reddy, presently TDP MLA (Jump Jilani From YSRC), is not so powerful.
Bhuma’s elder daughter Akhila Priya came into politics in place of her mother Shobha Nagi Reddy who died in a road accident before 2014 elections.
Who is going to contest in the by-elections to Nandyal seat, which has fallen vacant due to Bhuma Nagi Reddy’s death?
His son Jagat Vikhyath Reddy is still an Intermediate student; and so, it is too early for him to come into politics. The only one left is his younger daughter Mounika, who is said to be more active than Akhila.
Mounika, who has completed her degree in journalism, is said to be contemplating launching a television news channel.
Now that her father is dead, the TDP leadership is said to be contemplating roping her into politics. If she contests the elections, she can win the seat with sympathy vote. Hence, TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu is trying to convince Mounika, say sources.