Minister for Roads and Buildings Galla Aruna Kumari seems to have decided to take on newly-anointed Rajya Sabha member K Chiranjeevi with regard to contesting in the by-elections to the Tirupati assembly seat which has fallen vacant due to the resignation of the megastar.
Galla, who met Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday, announced that there is no question of going back on fielding his son Galla Jayadev in the by-elections to Tirupati assembly seat.
“We will not beat a retreat once entering the battle field. I have already declared that my son would be contesting Tirupati seat and I will make efforts till the last moment to secure the party ticket for him,” she said.
Chiranjeevi is moving his pawns at the national level to see that the ticket would go to his brother Nagababu or brother-in-law Allu Aravind or any other leader of his choice. He claims that the seat belongs to him and hence, his word should prevail. But Galla Aruna, being a strong local leader, is hell bent on getting the ticket for her son.
“It is the discretion of the Chief Minister. I am confident he will not disappoint me,” Galla said.