Ahead of the Nandyal by-elections, a video of YSR Congress Party candidate Silpa Mohan Reddy requesting funds to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for development of his constituency has emerged online. The video which is was taken on Jan 9, 2016 during Janmabhoomi-Maavooru program at Deebaguntla in Kurnool shows Silpa requesting funds for development of roads in Nandyal. Chandrababu responding to the request can be seen asking, “Where is the money?”
The video was posted not only to elevate Silpa’s candidature but also upholds the statements by Opposition Leader Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy. During the public address in Nandyal last week Jagan said, “Had the election been unanimous, the Chief Minister wouldn’t have released any funds to Nandyal constituency.” The video surfaced as counter to Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya accusation that Silpa failed to get funds for Nandyal when he was in the Telugu Desham Party. Even the Late Bhuma Nagi Reddy is seen in the video. However, the Chief Minister’s question about ‘no funds’ is followed up by request a to the legislators to draw an action plan and submit it for allocation of funds as he doesn’t want to promise it on the fly.