State Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy has written to the parties to let the Congress nominee be elected unopposed. Party working president M Bhatti Vikramarka also called on TDP Telangana unit president L Ramana, YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and leaders of other parties with the request. Heeding to the request, YSR Congress and TDP have announced their decision not to field their candidates. Thanking the TDP for its support, Vikramarka hoped that the CPI and CPI(M), which have a presence in Khammam district, would also not field candidates. Responding to other opposition parties supporting the Congress in the bypoll, Rama Rao criticised them for the move. TDP and YSR Congress, which are anti-Congress in nature, have now come together to defeat the TRS in the Palair bypoll, he alleged.
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