Vastavam web: TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao sprang a surprise by selecting Patnam Mahender Reddy as TRS candidate for Ranga Reddy MLC bypoll under local bodies quota. KCR has been claiming all these days that those who lost elections will not be given another chance to contest polls or in nominated posts.
Patnam Mahender Reddy, who worked as transport minister in KCR’s cabinet lost recent Assembly polls from Tandur Assembly seat to Congress candidate Pilot Rohit Reddy. KCR on Sunday announced Patnam Mahender Reddy for Ranga Reddy seat, TRS joint secretary Pochampally Srinivas Reddy for Warangal seat and another Tera Chinnappa Reddy for Nalgonda seat under local authorities constituencies quota.
All three candidates are likely to file their nominations on Monday as the last date for submission of nominations is May 14. While the polling will be held on May 31 from 8 am to 4 pm, the counting of votes will be held on June 3 followed by announcement of results.