Polling Season is on: Tirupati Bypoll on April 17th

After dilly dallying a lot, the Election Commission released the schedule for the by-election to Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency. The EC will issue notification on March 23 and hold the election on April 17. The counting of votes would be held on May 2, along with some other constituencies across the state, it said.
Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency fell vacant following the death of sitting MP Balli Durga Prasada Rao of YSRC on September 16, 2020 due to Covid-19.  Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency is reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) and covers Tirupati, Srikalahasti and Satyavedu (SC) assembly constituencies of Chittoor district and Sarvepalli, Venkatagiri, Guduru (SC) and Sullurupet (SC) constituencies of Nellore district. 
Meanwhile, the BJP, which had aligned with Jana Sena, has decided to contest the by-election and is likely to field retired IAS officer Dasari Srinivasulu. The BJP, which had won the Telangana’s Dubbaka assembly seat in a recent by-election, now wants to make its presence felt in Andhra Pradesh.
The TDP had named former Union minister Panabaka Lakshm