nominee, K Bharathi is riding on a double sympathy wave. Her husband Revathipati died soon after winning the elections.
The death of Rajashekar Reddy just a week before the election also added some more sympathy for the congress party. Bharathi won by a margin of 7,173. She polled 59,250 votes while her nearest rival Accham Naidu of the TDP polled 52,077.
The PRP candidate Srinivas came a cropper. He stood third polling just 17,858 votes. The PRP even lost the deposit.
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