Vijayawada, May 30: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will be the TDP-BJP combine's candidate for a Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh in the election slated for June 11, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced tonight.
Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Satyanarayana Chowdary has also been re-nominated for the second RS seat, while former minister T G Venkatesh will be the third candidate, Chandrababu announced.
He, however, remained evasive on whether or not a fourth candidate would be fielded to spoil the lone opposition YSRC's chance of winning one seat. A total of four seats are to be filled from AP.
The TDP-BJP combine can comfortably bag three seats while the YSRC stands the chance of winning its maiden seat in the Upper House of Parliament.