Turmoil in Anantapur: TDP MLA ready to fight as an independent

The TDP is in a turmoil in Anantapur. With JC brothers bringing pressure on Chandrababu for candidates of his choice, the TDP candidates have not yet been announced.

Meanwhile, Kalyandurg MLA Hanumantharaya Chowdary created a sensation by filing the nomination on his own. Chowdary, who came to know that Chandrababu was planning to bring in an industrialist in his place, pre-empted Chandrababu by filing his nomination. This led to strong reactions from the rival TDP factions, but Chowdary appears determined to contest even if the party does not give him the B form. He said he would fight as an independent if necessary.