Jaipal Reddy, three other ministers win, Renuka Chowdary loses

May 16th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Four out of five central ministers from Andhra Pradesh were re-elected to the Lok Sabha Saturday.
Senior Congress leader and Minister for Urban Development S. Jaipal Reddy, Minister of State for Human Resources D. Purandareswari, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Pannabaka Lakshmi and Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju were all re-elected.

Minister of State for Women Development and Child Welfare Renuka Chowdary missed the hat trick from Khammam Lok Sabha seat as N. Nageswara Rao of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) defeated her by 120,000 votes.

Renuka had defeated Nageswara Rao in 2004 polls by over 100,000 votes.

Jaipal Reddy was elected from newly-created Chevella Lok Sabha seat by over 25,000 votes. In the last elections he was elected from Miryalguda, which was scrapped during delimitation of constituencies.

Purandareswari, daughter of TDP founder and former chief minister N.T. Rama Rao, was elected from Visakhapatnam. In 2004, she was elected from Bapatla.

Pannabaka Lakshmi was elected from Bapatla. Pallam Raju was re-elected from Kakinada.

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