Yanamala Ramakrishnudu is the senior most leader in TDP. He is in the party even before its launch. Ramakrishnudu won six times on a trot as an MLA from Tuni constituency since 1983 elections.
He lost 2009 elections and later went to the Council. Yanamala’s Brother Krishnudu contested from Tuni in 2014 and 2019 and lost in both the elections.
Even though Yanamala and his family are in losing streak, Chandrababu always ensured Cabinet Rank Posts for Yanamala. But then, things are going to be different going forward.
Yanamala is trying Kakinada Rural ticket for his daughter in 2024. Buzz in the TDP circles is that TDP leadership has clarified that there will be no ticket for the family in 2024.
TDP leadership is going to strictly implement the policy that there will be no ticket for any one who loses two elections on a trot.
If someone like Yanamala can be kept aside, it will send a positive message that winning is the only criteria for TDP. Sending such a message will be very crucial ahead of an important election in 2024.