Having won twice with impressive margins in the past, high-profile Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Renuka Chowdhury is seeking re-election as a Congress nominee from Khammam Lok Sabha constituency but faces a formidable challenge this time from her Telugu Desam rival who has the crucial support of the Left parties.
“I am getting a very familiar response from people, which is outstanding. The response is love and and a sense of belongingness, a personalized level of affection,” she told this visiting correspondent.
After all, she won the seat in 1999 with a comfortable majority and in 2004 with a margin of over one lakh votes. Exuding confidence that she will emerge successful again, she said her clean image and good work would pave way for her success at the hustings.
“My strengths are I worked tirelessly. I have a squeaky clean image. We are like a family here. In the last ten years, I have seen children growing up and pursuing higher studies. Whenever I come here, it’s like coming to my home,” Chowdhury said.