Congress fields Jana Reddy for Nagarjuna Sagar bypoll

Hyderabad, March 17: Telangana Congress has announced its candidate for the ensuing Nagarjuna Sagar assembly constituency, the seat which fell vacant with the death of the Nomula Narsimhaiah.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) chief secretary Mukul Vasnik said that the Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Jana Reddy.

Meanwhile the TRS and BJP are in dilemma. TRS had plans to field one of the family members of late Nomula Narasimhaiah considering the sentiment factor. But it backfired in Dubbaka yet the TRS sources are not ruling out allotting the ticket to Nomula’s son.

BJP wants a strong candidate as this election will be different compared to Dubbaka. It will be eyeing other party leaders for sure and once the election notification will be released, we can see some interesting political developments.

It is known that the state election commission has released the schedule for Nagarjuna Sagar bypoll.

As per the schedule, the notification will be issued on March 23 and filing of nominations will begin on the same day. The last date for submission of nominations is March 30 and the nominations will be scrutinised on March 31. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 3.

Congress fields Jana Reddy for Nagarjuna Sagar bypoll
Congress fields Jana Reddy for Nagarjuna Sagar bypoll

The by-election for the Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly constituency will be held on April 17. Counting of votes will be held on May 2, following which the results will be announced. The bypoll for Nagarjuna Sagar constituency was necessitated following the sudden demise of sitting MLA Nomula Narasimhaiah from the ruling TRS.

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