KADAPA & PULIVENDULA BY ELECTION NOTIFICATION/ KADAPA & PULIVENDULA BY ELECTION SCHEDULE VIDEO
The stage is set for Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to prove to the Congress that he is the true inheritor of the YSR legacy with the Election Commission on Wednesday announcing May 8 as the date for the byelections to the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula assembly constituencies. The model code of conduct comes into effect in Kadapa district with immediate effect.
The bypolls were necessitated due to the resignation of Jagan from the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat and his mother Vijayalakshmi from the Pulivendula assembly constituency. Both of them are likely to re-contest from the same seats but under the YSR Congress banner.
As per the schedule, the notification will be issued on April 11, and April 18 will be the last date for filing of nominations. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on April 19 and April 21 will be the last date for withdrawal of candidature.
Polling will take place between 8 am and 5 pm on May 8 and the results will be announced on May 13. Electronic voting machines will be used in the elections. The Congress is yet to finalise its candidates but there are indications that agriculture minister and YSR's brother Y S Vivekananda Reddy will be fielded from Kadapa. The ruling party may not contest the Pulivendula assembly seat.
KADAPA & PULIVENDULA BY ELECTION NOTIFICATION/ KADAPA & PULIVENDULA BY ELECTION SCHEDULE/KADAPA & PULIVENDULA BY ELECTION SCHEDULE
Notification date: April 11
Nominations start on: April 13
Last date to file nominations: April 18
Last date for withdrawal: April 21
Polling date: May 8
Counting of votes: May 13
YSR Congress Party President Jagan Mohan Reddy will contest from Kadapa Lok Sabha while Y.S. Vijayamma will contest from Pulivendla Assembly constituency.
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The Election Commission of India has rejected the request of newly-formed YSR Congress floated by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for allotment of a common symbol to its candidates contesting the Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula assembly bypolls.
The Election Commission made it clear to the fledgling party that a common symbol will be allotted to only those parties which field a minimum of 10 per cent candidates in assembly elections. The order issued on March 25 by the EC rendered the YSR Cong ineligible for a common symbol as bypolls are being held only in two constituencies.
Following the Supreme Court order on March 16 in a case related to the allotment of common symbol, the EC had asked 28 unrecognised parties which sought common symbol earlier to send written requests in a prescribed format giving the list of the seats they would be contesting, on or before March 23 to check if they fulfilled the 10 per cent criterion.
Jagan's party should contest at least 29 seats in order to be eligible for a common symbol. Since it was contesting only two seats in the bypolls, the YSR Congress did not respond to the EC's letter.
As a result, the commission decided to allot a common symbol to only eight registered parties which confirmed that they were contesting a minimum number of seats as prescribed by the EC. The YSR Congress is likely to field Jagan from Kadapa Lok Sabha seat and his mother Vijayalakshmi from Pulivendula. Following the EC directive, the two would end up contesting on different symbols.