K Chandrasekhar Rao grants Khammam seat to Nama Nageswara Rao
Hyderabad: TRS president and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday released his party’s Lok Sabha candidates’ list on Thursday.
Nama Nageswara Rao has been given the Khammam Lok Sabha ticket as expected. He too joined the TRS from the Telugu Desam just a few hours before he was given the ticket.
Two ministers have succeeded in getting tickets for their family members. animal husbandry minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav's son Talasani Sai Kiran Yadav was given the Secunderabad LS ticket, and Labour Minister Ch Mallareddy's son- in-law Marri Rajasekhar Reddy was allotted the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha ticket.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mr Mallareddy won from Malkajgiri on a Telugu Desam ticket, and later joined the TRS.
Sitting MPs K Kavitha (Nizamabad), B Vinod Kumar (Karimnagar), G Nagesh (Adilabad), K Prabhakar Reddy (Medak), Bura Narasaih Goud (Bhongiri), BB Patil (Zaheerabad) and P Dayakar (Warangal) will be contesting the same seats.
In Mahabubnagar, the sitting member A P Jithendar Reddy was replaced by Manne Srinivasa Reddy. In Mahabubabad, Sitaram Naik was replaced by Malothu Kavitha, in Khammam, Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy was replaced by Nama Nageswara Rao, and in Nalgonda, Gutta Sukhendar Reddy was replaced by Vemreddy Narasimha Reddy.
TRS senior MLA D S Redya Naik’s daughter and former MLA Malothu Kavitha was given the Mahabubabad Lok Sabha ticket.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the TRS had won 11 Lok Sabha seats. The MP from Peddapalli, Balka Suman, contested the assembly elections and won the Chennur seat. Chevella TRS MP Konda Visweswar Reddy recently joined the Congress.
Of the remaining nine sitting MPs, seven were given tickets again. After Lok Sabha elections in 2014, three MPs, one each from the Congress, Telugu Desam and YSR Congress, joined the TRS. One of them, Malla Reddy, contested the recent assembly elections and was made a minister. The other two were replaced by new candidates.
Only two women have been given tickets — K Kavitha (Nizamabad) and M. Kavitha (Mahbubabad).