YS Sharmila has almost faded after 2014 elections. She kept a low profile and wasn’t seen anywhere all these years. But, her appearance at the party plenary sparked off speculations about her possible political re-entry. There is a strong buzz within the YSRCP circles that she might contest the elections this time around.
Sources say the party leadership wants her to fight the electoral battle. Some sources say she might contest from Medchal- Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency and yet others say she might fight from Khammam, which had elected a YSRCP MP in 2014. It is another matter that he defected to the TRS later in the changed circumstances post-2014.
There is a buzz that she might be fielded from either Vizag or Ongole. Vizag was wher party’s honorary president and her mother YS Vijayamma unsuccessfully contested last LS elections. Ongole is now represented by YV Subba Reddy, who is close to the YS family. There is also a talk that she might be asked to contest from the safe constituency of Kadapa. Now, Kadapa is represented by Avinash Reddy, who is from the YSR family. Is YS Jagan trying to shift Avinash out of Kadapa? Is Sharmila being brought in to replace Avinash? Let’s wait for more details as the story unfolds in the coming days.