Kukatpally has the highest population of Andhra settlers in Hyderabad city and it is home to industrialists, businessmen and salaried class including IT professionals. The segment has become a very prestigious one as political parties see intense rivalry among leaders for their tickets.
TDP is facing the same problem as too many strong leaders are aspiring for this segment considering the strong position of the party. Former minister Peddi Reddy has been in the forefront but the party leadership has not yet finalised his name. Another strong leader named Mandadi Srinivasa Rao is making a firm claim to the seat. Both Peddi Reddy and Srinivasa Rao took out big rallies in Kukatpally limits to mark their of show of strength.
The high demand for Kukatpally comes from the fact that it has witnessed top most construction activity in recent years along with development of IT companies. The residential colonies in the segment have also mushroomed with modern facilities in the past 10 years.
Kukatpally TRS corporator Kavya’s husband Harish Reddy has also joined the race for TDP ticket. He has requested CM Chandrababu Naidu to consider his candidature. Meanwhile, some TDP leaders have proposed the names of late Nandamuri Harikrishna’s son Kalyan Ram or daughter Suhasini. As Kalyan Ram is busy with films, they wanted Suhasini to contest from Kukatpally. TDP is expected to spring a surprise in this segment given high demand for its ticket.