YSRCP MLA candidate Hindupur :
The YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has announced the MLA candidate for Hindupur assembly constituency. Former Inspector General, Shaik Mohammed Iqbal is finalized by YSRCP.
Shaik Iqbal will be contesting against sitting TDP MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna on behalf of YCP ticket. Shaik Mohammed Iqbal joined the YCP after his retirement as Rayalaseema Inspector General of Police.
As well known that Hindupur has always remained a stronghold of the Telugu Desam Party since TDP party establishment. NTRama Rao founder of TDP won thrice as MLA from Hindupur and served as the chief minister twice. He remained the Hindupur MLA till his last breath.
Later, NTR’s son late Nandamuri Harikrishna was elected as MLA with thumping 50 thousand vote majority. Nandamuri Balakrishna won Hindupur Assembly segment from TDP in 2014 elections with a margin of 15thousand votes majority on Naveen Nischal of YSRCP. But, According to sources, YS Jagan decided to field retired IPS officer Shaik Iqbal as the MLA candidate from Hindupur using minority card as Hindupur is dominated by minorities.