Secunderabad Cantonment Constituency is currently in a situation where there is no chance of a by-election even if the sitting MLA completes his tenure. There is technically no chance of holding a by-election for the cantonment as the assembly elections are scheduled for the end of this year. However, political lobbying started with many people pinning their hopes on this SC-reserved seat.
There are instances of many people lobbying at their level while Sayanna was there. Sayanna’s daughter Lasya Nandita worked as a GHMC corporator for a time. After that, are you staying with your father politically? The discussion that Sayanna could ask for an assembly seat for her daughter in her place also went on during the MLA’s lifetime. This situation has become interesting.
If this is the case, Errolla Srinivas, who played an active role in the Telangana movement, has been focusing on Secunderabad Cantonment for some time. Currently, Errolla Nazar is reported to be in Zaheerabad. On the other hand, Gajjela Nagesh, who is active in the movement, is also leading his own group in the cantonment. Nagesh is the chairman of the state-level corporation of Govt. Nagesh’s idea is to contest from Secunderabad in the next assembly elections. Another BRS’ leader Manne Krishank is also hoping for the same seat. It is said that apart from these two, Sayanna’s daughter Lasya will also be in the race.
But in the past, if MLAs died due to illness, BRS has been giving a chance to their family members in the by-elections. Dubbaka continued that tradition in the Nagarjunasagar by-elections. With this, the question has become what the administration will do in the case of the cantonment. On the other hand, will Sayanna’s family show any more interest in politics? Or? That also became a discussion. If this is the case, will there be a by-election for this seat? don’t come The debate is going on in political circles. According to political experts, if an MP or MLA dies or resigns, a by-election should be held in that constituency within six months under the Representation of the People Act 151A.
This by-election has to be held before August 20. The by-election for the cantonment seat should be held before the month of May. But the term of the Telangana Legislative Assembly ends in December this year. That means the deadline is ten more months. If the deadline for Lok Sabha and Legislature is within a year, the Central Election Commission will consult with the Central Government and confirm that it will be difficult to hold elections.
For the same reason, some political observers remind that the Central Election Commission did not hold the by-election even though 5 YSRCP MPs from AP resigned in 2018. According to this, there is no possibility of a Secunderabad Cantonment by-election. According to them, the final decision is the Election Commission in such situations.