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Palair Assembly Constituency
The Palair Assembly constituency is one of the 10 Assembly Constituencies in Khammam district. The Palair assembly constituency number is 113. The Palair Assembly Constituency is said to be a stronghold for the Congress party as the party won about 10 elections since the constituency came into existence. However, TRS wrested the seat from the Congress in the 2016 bypoll.
Tummala Nageswara Rao of TRS party won the 2016 by-election.
Mandals in Palair Assembly Constituency
2. Khammam Rural
Palair Assembly Constituency By-election 2016
A By-election was necessitated at the Palair Assembly constituency due to the demise of Congress MLA Ramreddy Venkat Reddy. The by-poll results were announced on May 19, 2016.
- Date of Issue of Gazette Notification: April 22, 2016
- Last date of Nomination: April 29, 2016
- Date for scrutiny of Nomination: April 30, 2016
- Last date for withdrawal of candidatures: May 2, 2016
- Date of Poll: May 16, 2016
- Date of Counting: May 19, 2016
- Date before which election shall be completed: May 21, 2016
Minister for Roads and Buildings Thummala Nageswar Rao is the TRS party candidate for the bypoll. He defeated his nearest Congress rival R Sucharita Reddy by a margin of 45,681 votes. Sucharita Reddy is the widow of the Congress sitting MLA late R Venkat Reddy.
Irrigation minister K Taraka Rama Rao who engineered TRS party victory in the recent municipal polls has taken up campaigning for the party in the Palair Assembly bypoll. On May 8, 2016, he said he would resign from his ministry he TRS loses the election and challenged TPCC president Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy whether he would resign to PCC president post if Congress loses.
|Tummala Nageswara Rao||Telangana Rashtra Samithi||94940 (55.6%)|
|Sucharitha Ramreddy||Indian National Congress||49258 (28.86%)|
|Pothineni Sudarsan Rao||Communist Party of India (Marxist)||15538|
|Jajula Bhaskar||Shramajeevi Party||3578|
|Timmidi Hanamantha Rao||Independent||569|
|Lingala Ravi Kumar||Independent||271|
|Devarakonda Uday Bhaskar||Independent||223|
|Banoth Laxma Naik||Independent||212|
|Nakirikanti Jeevan Sagar||Independent||211|
|None Of The Above||None of the Above||2785|
List of MLA's of Palair Assembly Constituency
|2016||Tummala Nageswara Rao||TRS|
|2014||Ramreddy Venkat Reddy||INC|
|2009||Ramreddy Venkata Reddy||INC|
|1994||Venkata Veeratah Sandra||CPM|
|1983||Bheemapaka Bhupathi Rao||CPI|
|1978||Hassainu Potta Pinjara||INC(I)|