According to AICC sources, the Congress president and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi has decided to field Vijayalakshmi, wife of the late Chief Minister, Dr Y.S.
Rajasekhar Reddy, as the Congress party’s candidate in the Pulivendula Assembly by-poll scheduled to be held on December 19.
There are reports that Vijayalakshmi is not keen on entering politics. Her son and Kadapa MP, Mr Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy was given the task of convincing his mother to contest.
By choosing to field late YSR’s wife, curtains have temporarily come down on Jagan-as-CM campaign. K Rosiaih will continue as chief minister for sometime.