HYDERABAD: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) has announced 115 candidates out of 119 parliamentary constituencies for the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The President and National Chief Minister of the BRS, K Chandrasekhar Rao, announced the first list of candidates on Monday.
KCR has adopted a similar strategy of announcing candidates three months before the 2018 election. KCR will contest from two of the council’s constituencies — Gajwel and Kamareddy. In the previous 2018 election he ran against Gajwel and he chose to run against Kamareddy at the request of the local MLA Gampa Govardhan.
Of the 115 board candidates, the seven sitting MLAs have been replaced with new faces.
The seats include Vemulawada, Boath, Wyra, Khanapur, Asifabad, Korutla and Uppal. New candidates were given tickets in seven segments for various reasons, such as a request from the MLA to give tickets to their family members. Korutla MLA Vidyasagar Rao applying for a ticket for his son Vemulawada MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh was disqualified due to a lawsuit over his citizenship. Khanapur MLA Rekha Naik and Uppal MLA Bethi Subash Reddy were denied tickets due to allegations and poor performance.
“The party has not made any decision on the four seats — Janagaon, Nampally, Goshamahal and Narsampur. They will be announced soon,” KCR said at a press conference in Telangana Bhavan.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that the party will win between 95 and 105 seats in the upcoming election. In the 2018 parliamentary elections, the BRS (then TRS) won 88 seats out of a total of 119 seats in the state.
While hinting that there will be no alliance with Left parties in the election because they have announced candidates for seats that Left parties are eyeing, the KCR said its friendship with AIMIM will also continue during this time. H
e mentioned that the party manifesto will be announced on October 16 at a public meeting in Warangal.