Senior Telugu Desam Party leader and former minister Alapati Rajendra Prasad, who has been a staunch loyalist of party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, fears that he may not get a party ticket from his home constituency Tenali this time. .
The reason: Alapati is learned to have to sacrifice the Tenali assembly seat he represented in the past for the Jana Sena Party as part of the alliance between the two parties.
If the alliance materialises, the Tenali seat may have to be allotted to Jana Sena political affairs committee member Nadendla Manohar, who also held the seat in the past.
On Friday, Alapati spoke in a philosophical tone in the Tenali seat.
“There is no guarantee that I would be given the Tenali seat. It is not my property. Earlier, I contested from Vemuru and then shifted to Tenali. So I don’t need to be mentally prepared to contest only from the Tenali seat,” he reminded.
Stating that he was a mentally strong person, Alapati said he accepted whatever was offered to him.
“I became an MLA and joined the cabinet. So there is no need to worry about my political career. My party president N Chandrababu Naidu will look after it,” he said.
Alapati refused to comment on the possibility of an alliance between the TDP and the Jana Sena Party.
“The leadership of the party will take a call to the alliances. He will also decide who should compete from where,” he said.
Alapati said Naidu was well aware of his abilities, from his days as Telugu Yuvatha president between 1989 and 1994.
“I have been in the party for the last 33 years and I have worked hard for the party. I never wanted any position or position,” he said.
Currently, Alapati is the in-charge of TDP Tenali constituency and will be the party’s candidate in the upcoming elections. At the same time, Nadendla defeated the Congress regime.
So, if there is an alliance between TDP and Jana Sena, the question will be who will contest from Tenali. That is why Alapa made the statement saying that he was ready for any eventuality.