Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (AP,) on the 12th of August, announced the candidates contesting the Member of the Council (MLC) by elections in the State.
Mr. Jagan named Mopidevi Venkataramana, Mohammed Iqbal and Challa Ramakrishna Reddy as the candidates representing the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) in the MLC by elections.
However, an official announcement regarding the nominations is yet to come.
The names of the candidates were revealed after the Election Commission of Andhra Pradesh issued a notice about the MLC elections for 3 seats in the State.
The elections for the MLC seats will take place as the former MLCs were elected as Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA,) due to which, the MLC seats fell vacant.
The last date for filing nominations is the 14th of August and the date for withdrawal is the 19th of August.
The nomination papers will be scrutinised by the EC officers on the 16th of August.
The by elections are scheduled to take place on the 26th of August from 9:00 A.M., to 4:00 P.M.