Giving priority to backward classes, ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has made a decision to field two of the three nominees from Backward Castes in Rajya Sabha elections. The third seat has been allotted to other castes (OCs).
"Telangana Chief Minister and TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao announced the names of party's general secretary J Santosh Kumar, B Lingaiah Yadav and B Prakash at the meeting of the TRS legislature party held in Hyderabad".
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.
The party was initially planning to field candidates for the three Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant on April 2.
YSR Congress candidate Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy filed his nomination papers three days ago.
In a much-needed morale booster to legislators, KCR said nearly all sitting MLAs would be given party tickets to contest again and he would ensure they will win from respective Assembly constituencies.
With TS Budget Sessions underway, KCR has directed the party members on approaches and strategies to be followed in the assembly. "Except for four to five MLAs, every sitting legislator would be given a ticket", he said.
"KCR's son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao are the ministers (in Telangana government) while his daughter K Kavitha is the Nizamabad MP".
In neighbouring Telangana, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi has the capability to win all the three Upper House seats in Parliament comfortably, with 90 MLAs, including defectors from other parties. This hints at a strategic elevation of KTR.