VISAKHAPATNAM: Top Telugu Desam leaders discussed prospects of their candidates in the ensuing GVMC elections here on Wednesday in the backdrop of several contesting candidates withdrawing their nominations and joining the ruling party.
State president of TD Kinjarapu Atchannaidu, the in-charge for Visakhapatnam political affairs N Chinarajappa and MLC Buddha Venkanna were present.
Visakhapatnam North MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao, who recently sent his resignation letter to the Speaker quitting the Legislative Assembly, did not attend the meeting and deputed his nephew and in-charge for north constituency, G Vijay.
Initially Peela Srinivasa Rao, younger brother of former Anakapalle MLA Peela Govinda Satyanarayana, was tipped to be the mayor but in the meeting three more names were put forward, including former MLA Gandi Babji, Kaki Govinda Rao and Mohammed Nazir.
But the party leaders tentatively decided to propose the names of Peela Srinivasa Rao and Gandi Babji as both of…