Hyderabad: There are just nine days to go before the last day for receiving nominations for Lok Sabha tickets and those aspiring for tickets in the Telangana Rashtra Samiti are naturally anxious.
The Election Commission starts receiving nominations from Monday. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who launched his election campaign from Karimnagar on Sunday evening, announced that B. Vinod Kumar, sitting MP, will again contest the Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat and urged voters to bless him with a huge margin of victory.
Though there were reports that Mr Rao would renominate seven MPs — B. Vinod Kumar (Karimnagar), Godam Nagesh (Adilabad), K. Kavitha (Nizamabad), B.B. Patil (Zaheerabad), K. Prabhakar Reddy (Medak), P. Dayakar (Warangal), and B. Narsaiah Goud (Bhongir) — the other sitting MPs will be a worried lot until they are officially named.
With the election of Balka Suman, MP from Peddapalli and C. Malla Reddy, MP from Malkajgiri to the Assembly, the TRS has to nominate new candidates for both seats.
The Election Commission starts receiving nominations from Monday.
With the resignation of Chevella MP Konda Visweswara Reddy, who will be contesting on a Congress ticket, the TRS is in search of a strong candidate to fight against him.
The TRS is also looking for candidates for Secunderabad, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Khammam. Though the names of M.S.N. Reddy for Mahbubnagar, V. Rajendra Prasad for Khammam, Naveen Rao for Malkajgiri and Ranjith Reddy for Chevella, have been mentioned, there has been no official announcement of their candidacy....