It is known that a notification has been issued for three vacant Rajya Sabha seats from AP. YCP has already announced three candidates. Efforts are being made to make nominations with them.
TDP: Has TDP changed its mind about Rajya Sabha elections? Afraid to step into the ring where there is no strength? Do you think that such an adventure should not be done in the run-up to the general elections? Think people will get the wrong signals? The answer is yes. It seems that an idea has come to focus on assembly elections rather than Rajya Sabha elections. That is why it is reported that the idea of fielding a candidate in the Rajya Sabha elections has been abandoned. If that happens, Telugu Desam Party will lose its representation in Rajya Sabha since its inception.
It is known that a notification has been issued for three vacant Rajya Sabha seats from AP. YCP has already announced three candidates. Efforts are being made to make nominations with them. On the other hand, if the TDP candidate is fielded, the polling will become inevitable. But till yesterday there was a campaign that TDP would field a candidate. But in the background of the changed political situation, it seems that the decision has been withdrawn. At least 44 MLAs are required to win a Rajya Sabha seat. Currently TDP has only 18 candidates. The support of 26 more members is required. The TDP expected that the MLAs who were denied seats in the YCP would turn in their favour. That's why she thought to put a candidate.
Chandrababu thought that if an alliance is formed with the BJP, a joint candidate of the three parties should be fielded. But the matter of alliances does not seem to be floating now. With this, the nomination period for the Rajya Sabha elections is approaching. Now the TDP is afraid that if YCP wins the Rajya Sabha seat by turning over the MLAs, it will send wrong signals to the people. Winning the assembly elections rather than the Rajya Sabha and coming to power has become a major issue for the TDP. Therefore, it is reported that TDP has decided to stay away from the Rajya Sabha elections as much as possible. If that happens then all three candidates of YCP will be elected unanimously. There is already only one Rajya Sabha member Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar. He will retire on April 2. Now he has vacated one of the three positions. As a result, TDP has no representation in the Rajya Sabha.