Atmakur Bypoll: Split In Mekapati Family!Atmakur bypoll got necessitated after the sudden demise of former minister Mekapati Gautham Reddy. His brother, Mekapati Vikram Reddy is the YSRCP candidate.

TDP and Janasena did not put up candidate respecting the departed leader. The contest is only between YSR Congress and BJP. The election will happen on 23rd.

Taking the advantage of the situation, YSR Congress is targeting One Lakh Votes majority. But then, it looks like there is a split in the Mekapati family itself.

Udayagiri MLA Mekapati Chandrasekhar Reddy is staying away from the election campaign. He did not come to Atmakur after the campaign began.

There were rumors in the constituency that Goutham Reddy’s wife expected the ticket and was disappointed about being left out by the party high command.

The other day, at a party leaders’ meeting, YCP leader Revuri Venugopal Reddy abused ZPTC Mallu Sudhakar Reddy. Both of them resorted to a verbal fight right before the ministers.

For this very reason, Jagan had appointed Seven Ministers and Seven MLAs as incharges to the seven mandals of Atmakur constituency.