Kadapa: YSR Congress Party President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy filed his nomination papers for the May 8 by-election to Kadapa Lok Sabha seat, here today.
He filed two sets of nominations to the returning officer Mr Sasibhusan Kumar, who is also Kadapa (YSR) District Collector, at the collectorate office here. Mr Jagan was accompanied by his mother Vijayalakshmi, who herself will file her papers tomorrow for the Pulivendula assembly constituency bypoll, and a large number of his supporters.
He offered prayers at the YSR ghat and later took out a huge rally to the collectorate office before filing his papers.
The bypolls were necessitated as Jagan and his mother Vijayalakshmi quit as MP and MLA from Kadapa Lok Sabha and Pulivendula Assembly segments, respectively after differences cropped up between the YSR family and Congress high command.
Andhra Pradesh Health Minister D L Ravindra Reddy is the ruling Congress candidate for Kadapa Lok Sabha seat while Agriculture Minister Y S Vivekananda Reddy, who is the brother of former Chief Minister Y S Rajashekara Reddy, will contest from Pulivendula Assembly segment.
The last date for filing nominations is April 18 and the scrutiny of the papers will be taken up the next day. The last day for withdrawal of nominations is April 21.
The counting of votes will take place on May 13.