Telanaga Chief Minister and BRS President Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced the candidate list for 115 seats for the upcoming state assembly polls in Hyderabad, earlier today. He will be contesting from Gajwel and Kamareddy constituencies, he further added.
“Ninety-five per cent of MLAs will retain seats," said the chief minister, asserting that the incumbent ministers would maintain their current seats.
KT Rama Rao, BRS’s Working President is all set to seek re-election from Sircilla, while Harish Rao intends to do the same from Siddipet. Among other notable developments are the seven new candidates set to join the electoral combat, replacing the seven sitting MLAs. While, Nampally, Goshamahal, Jangaon and Narsapur- the candidates for four seats await official announcement.
Chandrasekhar has sternly clarified any potential confusion over alliance with any party or opposition front."Hum kisi ke saath alliance nahi karengey (We will not enter into alliance with anyone),” the Chief Minister declared. He further underlined that the focus will also be on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, “there is a need for an alternative approach," he added.
Nevertheless, he emphasised on continued camaraderie between BRS and Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM. “AIMIM party is our friendly party and our friendship will continue even in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” KCR said.
“BRS will win between 95-105 seats out of the total of 119 in the upcoming assembly polls,” expressed the BCR Leader confidently.
“I am contesting from the two seats according to a decision taken by the party. The local MLA requested me to contest from Kamareddy. Shifting from one constituency to the other is a regular phenomenon for me where in the past I contested from Karimnagar, Mahabubabad, and Siddipet and even now contesting from Gajwel and Kamareddy. Wherever I contest from, I won the seat with a huge majority.” KCR commented on his decision to contest from two seats.
BRS’s Party Manifesto is scheduled for announcement at a massive rally at Warangal on October 16.
BRS MLC K Kavitha, who also happens to be KCR’s daughter, posted a heartfelt post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that read,“Our leader KCR Garu announced 115 exceptional candidates for the forthcoming Assembly elections out of 119 seats. It truly is a testament to the people’s faith in CM KCR Garu’s courageous leadership and the impactful governance of the @BRSparty. We humbly seek the blessings of people of Telangana!!”.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge are expected to visit the state this month, preceding the Legislative Assembly Elections. As per BJP sources, Shah is also set to address a public gathering in Khammam on August 27. While Kharge will unveil the party’s ‘SC, ST Declaration’ during a public meeting near Chevella on August 26. Congress in Telangana is also contemplating to invite Sonia Gandhi to visit the state in September.