Vijayashanthi rules out contesting Dubbaka Assembly bypoll

Popular actress and Telangana Congress leader Vijayashanthi ruled out contesting Dubbaka Assembly byelections, likely to be held by November.

The byelection was necessitated with the untimely death of TRS Dubbaka MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy last month.

There was a buzz in social media that Congress is planning to field Vijayashanthi from Dubbaka seat to give a tough fight to TRS and Congress is of the opinion that only Vijayashanthi can defeat TRS in Dubbaka.

Following this, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy approached Vijayashanthi to take her view on Dubbaka bypoll.

Uttam Kumar Reddy informed media that Vijayashathi dismissed social media posts being circulated on her saying that she wants to contest from Dubbaka were 'false' and just 'rumours'.

She told Uttam that he had no interest to contest any elections now and requested Uttam to scout for a suitable candidate to take on TRS and she is willing to campaign for Congress candidate in Dubbaka.

By refusing to contest Dubbaka polls, Vijayashanthi has put an end to the rumours being spread on her on this issue.