Hyderabad: Counting of votes to Ichchapuram, Palasa, Tekkali, Pathapatnam, Srikakulam and Amadalavalasa seats of Andhra Pradesh Assembly have reached a conclusion. The state went to polls on April 11 for choosing its next Assembly at the same time as the elections to Lok Sabha (https://www.india.com/lok-sabha-election-2019/). There are 175 seats in Andhra Assembly.
There are five main political parties contesting for the Andhra Assembly. They are: the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), BJP, Congress and Jana Sena Party (JSP). N. Chandrababu Naidu, whose TDP holds 102 seats, is the incumbent Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Ichchapuram: Ashok Bendalam, TDP’s candidate who won the seat in 2014 has retained the seat in 2019. He defeated YRSCP candidate. Bendalam is defending his seat this year against Piriya Sairaj of YSRCP, Eswara Rao Kolli of BJP and J Suryavara Prasada Rao of Congress.
Palasa: YSRCP candidate Appalaraju Seediri has won the seat here. He was up against Syam Sundar Sivaji Gouthu of TDP, who is the sitting MLA. While TDP has fielded Sireesha Gouthu, YSRCP has Appalaraju Seediri, BJP has Korrayi Balakrishna and Congress has fielded Majji Sarada.
Tekkali: Atchannaidu Kinjarapu of TDP successfully defended his seat in this constituency. He was up against Perada Tilak of YSRCP, Chintada Dileep Kumar of Congress and Hanumanthu Uday Bhaskar of BJP are giving him a tough fight.
Pathapatnam: YSRCP’s Reddy Shanti has won this constituency. He was pitted against YSRCP’s Reddy Shanti, JSP’s Gedela Chaitanya, BJP’s Raghava Rao Salana and Congress’ Banna Ramu.
Srikakulam: YSRCP’s Dharmana Prasada Rao won in this constituency. She was up against Gunda Lakshmi Devi of TDP, JSP’s Korada Sarveswara Rao, BJP’s Challa Venkateswara Rao and Congress’ Chowdari Satish.
Amadalavalasa: YSRCP’s Tammineni Seetharam has won the seat from this constituency. TDP’s Koona Ravi Kumar is the sitting MLA who is defending the seat from YSRCP’s Tammineni Seetharam, JSP’s Rammohan and Congress’ Boddepalli Satyavathi.