Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party MP from Bapatla Nandigam Suresh Babu won the seat with 5,98,257 votes or 47.24 per cent. He defeated Telugu Desam Party candidate Malyadri Sriram by 16,065 votes who bagged 5,82,192 votes.

Nandigam Suresh hails from Uddandarayunipalem village, Tulluru Mandal in Guntur district. He is one among the five children of Paulu and Santhoshamma. As his family was from a very impoverished background, he and his elder brother were joined in SC welfare hostel, where their relatives were working.

As their financial status got worse he had to drop out midway and started working as a daily wage labourer along with his elder brother. Suresh later learned photography and eked a living out of it. After that, he started working for commissions in the Real estate sector, and this gave him financial stability.

Admirer of Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy:

"I am a great admirer of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, as my family was beneficiary of the Indiramma housing scheme. Later we thought of selling a small piece of land owned by the family to clear the debts, but with the loan waiver by Dr YS Rajasekahara Reddy, we had no need of selling it. I took up the flags of YSRCP and marched when the party was established", Suresh had said earlier during the campaigns.

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