Telangana polls: Senior leaders, former MPs in Congress's first list

Updated: Nov 14, 2018, 10:20 IST | Agencies

The list was released late on Monday night after a marathon meeting of the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) chaired by party President Rahul Gandhi

Telangana polls: Senior leaders, former MPs in Congress's first list

Names of several senior leaders, including former MPs and ministers of the Congress have appeared in the first list of 65 candidates announced by the party for the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections.

The list was released late on Monday night after a marathon meeting of the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) chaired by party President Rahul Gandhi. All state Congress leaders were present at the meeting.

Telangana Congress Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy will fight the polls from Huzurnagar Assembly segment again, while his wife N Padmavati Reddy has been fielded again from Kodad. K Jana Reddy, who was the leader of Opposition in the now-dissolved Assembly has been nominated for Nagarjunasagar constituency, while state Congress Working Committee President A Revanth Reddy is contesting again from Kodangal.

The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee's campaign committee Chairman M Bhatti Vikramarka will be trying his luck again from Madhira. The list includes several former MPs, including Sarvey Satyanarayana for Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly seat, Ponnam Prabhakar from Karimnagar and P Balram Naik from Mahabubabad.

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