Telangana Congress Screening Candidates List As Ticket-Seekers Grow

11 Oct, 2018 17:10 IST|Sakshi
Row Over Congress Candidates List

Ranga Reddy: The Congress list of party candidates for the upcoming elections is getting its final touches. Already, the talks with allies are on for seat adjustments. For the past two days, the meetings have been going on to finalize the list. The short listed candidates are being reviewed by the screening Committee appointed by the AICC.

TPCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy and AICC members are meeting at a resort to go through the list of candidates in order of their constituencies.

All the Ex Ministers and MLAs are expected to make it in the list. The final decision on a few controversial seats decision has been left to the screening committee.

Of all the 14 constituencies in Rangareddy and Vikarabad districts 6 have been decided and others are yet to be done.

T. Ram Mohan Reddy(Parigi), Sabitha Indra Reddy (Maheswaram), Sudheer Reddy (LB Nagar),N.Sreedhar (Malkajgiri), Kuna Srisailam Goud (Quthbullapur) Bikshapathi Yadav (Serilingampally) Kodangal has been allocated to party working president Revanth Reddy.

Vikarabad and Ibrahimpatnam are getting tougher as senior leaders have thrown their hat into the ring. To contest from Vikarabad EX ministers Prasad Kumar,Chandra Shekar have indicated their keenness. In Ibrahimpatnam, ex-MLA Malreddy Ranga Reddy, DCC president Mallesh are in the fray for seats.

Maharaj family from Tandur have their sway over the ballot box in Tandur politics.Shockingly this time the party has not named anyone from the family. Prior to this TPCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy wanted Ramesh from the family to contest but he opted out by submitting a letter, disappointed with the local leaders. So the ex-minister Chandra Shekhar's son Naresh and ex-MLA Narayana Rao are sweating it out for the seat.

Ex-MLC Kasani Gyaneshwar is looking for the Rajendra Nagar constituency but a couple of months ago he was particular about the MP seat from Chevella. He also mobilised many people to Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting held in Hyderabad. But then, former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy’s son Karthik is seeking it. If the one one ticket per family rule comes in to vogue then Kasani has a good chance, sources say.

Ex Minister Dr A Chandra Sekhar is expecting to be fielded from his previous location of Vikarabad, but again this is being sought by former minister Prasad Kumar. The screening committee could consider Chandra shekar’s name for Chevella and Vikarabad also.

Medchal, Chevella, Uppal, Ibrahimpatanm, Rajendra Nagar, Tandur have got 3 or 4 names attached to them as per the screening committee. With the presence of Bhakta Charan Das things have gathered momentum. Kalwakurthy which has been now shifted under Vikarabad and RangaReddy is sought by former MLA Vamsi Chandra Reddy and Shadnagar ex- MLA Pratap Reddy.

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