Parkal has become one of the prestigious seats among the 18 By-Elections assembly seats. Most of the parties are trying hard to win the seat using Caste factor and decided to go choose a BC candidate for the By-Elections. As Parkal is full of Padmashalis, Munnuru Kapus, Mudiraj, Gouds the parties are leaning towards a BC candidate. There are over 85,000 BCs including Munnuru Kapus, Padmashalis and others among the total 1.81 lakh population in Parkal. However, Mr.Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy, Congress chief whip is unhappy with the Government’s decision in not considering his wife for the Parkal assembly seat from Comgress.
Interestingly, TDP named a Reddy candidate and TRS might also go for the same. Rest of the parties YSRC and BJP are going for a BC candidate. Konda Surekha, former MLA seems to be the only candidate to give a tough fight being a BC candidate. Parties are also eyeing on grabbing the SC votes who are around 68,000 in population. The struggle of parties in deciding their candidate seems to be based on Caste, rather than Telangana factors.