YSR Congress Party is facing a big challenge as three senior party leaders are vying for party ticket from Vijayawada (central) Assembly Constituency in 2019 elections. While, the party leader Vangaveti Radha launched Padayatra to show his supremacy in the party in the constituency, two other leaders Malladi Vishnu and Gautam Reddy threw their hat in to the ring.
Radha has been maintaining distance from participating in party programmes till recently. Sensing, the two other leaders are moving ahead of him in grabbing the party ticket, the YSR Congress leader launched Padayatra and meeting people to ascertain their local problems.
Alhough Gautam Reddy was suspended from the party for indulging in anti party activities recently, he is making efforts to strengthen his leadership but appointing his followers in key posts in the constituency.
Vishnu was also trying his luck by uniting Brahmin community and consolidate his position in the party. Analysts said the triangular fight has become a big headache to the party leadership. A decision on alloting ticket to one among them will be taken only at the time of elections.