The Congress high command has decided to field actress turned politician Vijayashanti in next month’s election in Telangana. The leadership is confident that Ramulamma will be a sure shot winning candidate, who will increase chances for the party as a whole.
Political circles are rife with rumours till now that Ramulamma may contest from Dubbaka or Kukatpally assembly constituency. But the Congress Screening Committee has come out with another possibility. Vijayashanti may be asked to contest from Medak segment itself as she has previous exposure here and she won Medak MP seat in 2009. Cinema glamour is considered a big asset for Vijayashanti in this far-flung backward area.
In the beginning of the election campaign, there were reports that Vijayashanti was not interested in contesting this election and that she would just act as the star campaigner for the party. She has grabbed enough attention in her unsparing attacks on the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Considering her star appeal and celebrity status, the high command has later asked Vijayashanti to get ready for entry into the electoral fight from a suitable constituency. The Screening Committee will take a final call soon on her segment.