The CPM on Sunday announced the name of party leader Palempally Shekar as its candidate for the Huzurnagar constituency Assembly seat in the upcoming by-election.
Speaking on the occasion, CPM State secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram said that the result of the by-election would not have any effect on the existence of the State government, but would lead to a kind of discussion across the State.
Thammineni admitted that the CPM was weakened due to the increased use of money in politics, and said that the absence of Communists in the legislative bodies was being clearly felt in the State. He said that discussions on any topic used to be more meaningful when their party members were present in the House.
He said that his party had held discussions with the TJS, the TDP and the CPI before making its decision, and said that TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu had told him that the TDP would contest the election independently.
Thammineni said that Shekar would file his nomination on Monday with a massive rally.
Meanwhile, Telangana TDP President L Ramana and the party's politburo member Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy on Sunday announced that the party's senior leader Kiranmayee would be its candidate for the by-election.
Reddy said that the party had decided to contest the by-election after receiving feedback from the party leaders of seven mandals and two municipalities falling under the Huzurnagar Assembly constituency limits.
He said that the strength of party was not its leaders but its workers. He also said that the party was not fighting the elections to support or oppose anybody and that its objective was to bring back the lost glory of the party.
Citing that problems were not new to the party, he said that the TDP was strong under the leadership of its president Chandrababu Naidu.