Women also win in AP

Published on Apr 16, 2004 08:40 PM IST

From a ferocious warrior to a hardcore ideologist, women of various qualities are in the fray for LS from AP going to polls on April 20 and 26.

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From a ferocious warrior to a tenacious tactician... from a hardcore ideologist and a quintessential native of the soil to greenhorns... women of various qualities are in the fray for Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh going to polls on April 20 and 26.

Giving little credence to the rumour that women are given losing seats as a face saving grace by political parties, there are a few women who have been exhibiting their might in the battle for ballot.

Renuka Choudhary, the fire brand politician from the state, is finding electioneering a smooth affair in a straight contest with TDP's N Nageswara Rao and is all set to retain her Khammam seat.

Her victory moves closer to certainity with the Left parties, having a big chunck of votes, supporting Congress. Congress had earlier won the seat on many occasions by splitting the CPI and CPM votes.

NTR's daughter Purandareswari, though a first timer, has been a major hit in Bapatla constituency, where she is taking on movie magnet D Rama Naidu putting the caste, group and party equations into disarray.

The tactical move by the Congress has forced Rama Naidu, who is trying hard to retain the seat, to spend huge sums on advertisements ever since his rival's name was announced, though polls in Bapatla would be held on April 26.

Panabaka Lakshmi, is the other Congress candidate, who is making her right moves against BJP nominee K Balakondiah and appears to have an edge in Nellore, the home district of BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu.

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