Telangana CM announces candidates for legislative council elections

Telangana (Hyderabad) [India] Mar. 5 (ANI): Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday announced the names of the candidates for the legislative council elections and those seats, which will fall vacant shortly.

A notification has been issued for three seats under the MLA quota, one seat each for the Teachers' Constituency and local bodies.

There are two seats to be filled up under the Governor's quota.

Under the MLAs quota, candidates declared by the Chief Minister are Vullolla Gangadhar Goud, Aliminate Krishna Reddy and Mynampalli Hanumanth Rao.

Rao has also decided to recommend the names of D. Rajeshwar Rao and Farooq Husain under the Governor's quota.

The TRS has already supported the candidature of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party candidate Syed Amin-ul-Asad Jafri.

The party has already declared the candidature of Katepalli Janardhan Reddy for the MLC election under the Teachers' quota.

With this, for the ensuing MLC elections to seven seats, two were given to Muslims, two to Reddy Community, one each for Christians, Velamas and BCs.

Though the name of Rao's political secretary Subhash Reddy has been considered for the MLC seat, due to sociological equations he could not be accommodated. The Chief Minister has decided to consider his name for the next MLC elections.

On Monday, the MLC candidates under the MLAs quota will file their nominations.

Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy, Municipal Administration Minister K.T. Rama Rao and TRS Legislative Party secretary Madati Ramesh Reddy will act as the coordinators for the MLC polls. (ANI)