Five candidates from Telangana file nominations for Rajya Sabha

K Chandrashekhar Rao names three TRS candidates for Rajya Sabha polls, elections to be held on 23 March

While the elections are going to be held for 3 seats in Telangana, TRS has nominated the three candidates hoping that it would easily win all the three seats without any difficulty. All three will be elected unanimously.

The three will file their nomination papers on Monday.

Also, the sources said Ramesh, a businessman-turned-politician from Kadapa, had to lobby hard to push his name for a re-nomination.

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As many as five candidates, three from ruling TRS, one from Congress Party and one independent nominee filed their nomination papers for the three seats in Rajya Sabha on Monday. Santosh is the nephew of the chief minister while the other two are from the OBC communities.

Filing of nominations for the Rajya Sabha elections was completed on Monday and in Telangana, a contest is inevitable while in Andhra Pradesh it will be unanimous. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) which has seven MLAs has already announced its support for the TRS candidates in the Rajya Sabha polls.

The Congress, which has 13 MLAs in the Telangana assembly, made a decision to field former Union minister P Balram Naik for the Rajya Sabha. Voting will be necessary in Telangana if the Congress does not withdraw its candidate.


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