Vastavam web: TRS supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has begun the exercise of finalising names for the members of Legislative Council as 16 seats are getting vacant during this March. There are 40 members in the Telangana Council and every two years two-thirds of the total seats get vacant and 16 seats are getting vacant in March.
Out of the 16 seats, seven seats are to be filled under MLA quota, five through local bodies, two through the Teacher’s Constituencies and one each from Graduates Constituency and Governors quota. Some of the seats have become vacant after the members (K Yadava Reddy, Ramulu Naik and R Bhupati Reddy) were disqualified for anti-party activities and K Muralidhar resigned after joining Congress and some seats have become vacant after the resignation of members as they have become MLAs (M Hanumanth Rao and K Rajgopal Reddy). Under the MLA quota, the Congress is slated to get one seat and six by TRS by virtue of their strengths in the Assembly.
The Election Commission is likely to announce the schedule for elections after publishing the voter’s list and elections may take place in April. According to sources, Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali and Md Saleem are likely to get chance again under minority quota. For the two Teacher’s Constituencies, Paturi Sudhakar Reddy and Pula Ravinder would be the candidates of the party again, sources said. Apart from these names, the leaders who have joined from different parties like T Santosh Kumar is also likely to get the ticket. The names of former MLAs Satyavathi Rathod, Maloth Kavitha are also doing rounds for the post of MLC.