Political Puzzle: 5 by-poll candidates with same name

Political Puzzle: 5 by-poll candidates with same name

The by-poll in Ramachandrapuram constituency of East Godwari is arousing huge curiosity in the political circles. There is a tough contest here between three major parties (YSRC, Congress and TDP) and three senior politicians.

Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose from YSR Congress, Thota Thrimurthulu from Congress, Chikkala Ramachandra Ravulu from TDP are testing their luck in this by-poll.  Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose won here 3 times (1989, 2004 [as independent], 2009) in this constituency on Congress party ticket. Thota Thrimurthulu won 2 times (1994, 1999) here against Bose on TDP ticket. Surprisingly, he is contesting as Congress candidate for the present by-poll. TDP fielded Chikkala Ramachandra Ravulu, who earlier won 5 times at a stretch in Thallarevu, for Ramachandrapuram by-poll. 

The domination of Kapu and Setti Balija communities is high in his constituency. To confuse the voters and split the votes polled for their opponents, all the parties have fielded candidates with same names. Nominations were filed by 5 candidates with name Bose, 3 candidates with name Ramachandra and 2 with name Thrimurthulu, only to split the votes. So, guessing the final result here is like finding solution for a big puzzle!