Securing more votes than the required 50 per cent, Kalpalatha Reddy was elected to the State Legislative Council from Krishna-Guntur districts Teachers constituency in Guntur district in the late hours of Wednesday. Beating the 19 candidates who contested for the MLC post, Kalpalatha Reddy secured 6,153 votes of the total 12,554 votes cast.
Speaking to the media after the official announced the result, Kalpalatha thanked the teachers, lecturers, and Professors who elected her. “I specially thank the female teachers who believed in me. I will try to solve the problems of the teachers,” she added.