Political barometer in Tirupati read high on Tuesday with the Election Commission of India (ECI) announcing the by-poll schedule.
While April 17 is set for by-elections in Tirupati along with 14 assembly constituencies in various states, the ruling YRSCP today dropped the candidate’s name who will lock horns in the most-awaited polls.
YSRCP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy upon days of deliberation has selected M. Gurumurthy as the party’s candidate.
Born in Mannasamudram, Gurumurthy who is a physiotherapist has been an ardent follower of YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Gurumurthy was also spotted with Jagan in the 3600-km-long padayatra in 2017-19 which s touted to be crucial in bring victory to YSRCP. Gurumurthy’s political graph started as a student leader while he also played a pivotal role in establishing AP State Physiotherapy Council.