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Jagan Mohan Reddy to contest from Pulivendula; YSR Congress' candidates list includes 15 doctors and 9 retired officers

A day after YSR Congress (YSRCP) chief Jagan Mohan Reddy addressed a massive gathering in Visakhapatnam, the party released a list of candidates for all 175 assembly seats.  

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New Delhi Published on: March 17, 2019 23:50 IST
Jagan Mohan Reddy to contest from Pulivendula; YSR

Jagan Mohan Reddy to contest from Pulivendula; YSR Congress' candidates list includes 15 doctors and 9 retired officers

A day after YSR Congress (YSRCP) chief Jagan Mohan Reddy addressed a massive gathering in Visakhapatnam, the party released a list of candidates for all 175 assembly seats.

Jagan Mohan Reddy released the list on Sunday and announced he would be contesting from Pulivendula, a assembly seat in Kadapa district. Pulivendula Assembly constituency, is Jagan's family stronghold in Kadapa district.

YSRCP also released the comolete list of candidates for 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. 

Earlier, Jagan Reddy paid tribute to his father and former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy at his grave at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district before releasing the list. 

YSRCP had announced candidates for nine Lok Sabha seats late on Saturday.

YSRCP has retained 40 sitting MLAs. It has given priority to backward classes, youth, experienced and loyalists.

The list of Assembly candidates include nine who worked in All India Services and 15 doctors. Out of the 175 candidates, 33 are below 45 years.

Elections to the 175-member Assembly and all 25 Lok Sabha seats are scheduled on April 11.

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