Y S Vijayalakshmi, widow of Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, filed her nomination papers from Pulivendula legislative assembly constituency on Tuesday.
Accompanied by her son and Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, YSR’s aide KVP Ramachandra Rao, state ministers and legislators, Y S Vijayalakshmi, submitted the papers as the nominee of Congress party to the Pulivendula mandal revenue officer.
Thousands of followers of YSR and party workers assembled in the town to express solidarity to the Congress candidate.
Vijayalakshmi is all set to get elected unopposed as the opposition parties Telugu Desam Party, Praja Rajyam Party, Bharatiya Janata Party have already announced that it would not be fielding a candidate in Pulivendula in honour of late Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy who was killed in a tragic helicopter crash. However, Lok Satta announced that it will field a candidate for the Pulivendula by-poll.