Kavitha: The MLC seats under local area constituencies (LAC) elections seems to be a non-fight for ruling Telangana Ratsra Samiti (TRS), moreover the party president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter and sitting MLC K Kavitha from Nizamabad along with two other are likely to be declared elected unanimously! Though Congress talked about contesting for the elections, it has dropped since there is clearly no chance for other parties except TRS to cakewalk with all the seats!
Kavitha, along with Patnam Mahender Reddy and Sunkari Raju from Ranga Reddy will be elected unanimously in the biennial polls to the Telangana Legislative Council. Election officials rejected the nomination of an Independent Srinivas during the scrutiny of nominations on Wednesday. With this, only Kavitha is in the fray for the Nizamabad MLC seat under the Local Authorities segment.
After the last date for withdrawal of nominations is over on November 26, officials will announce that Kavitha has been elected unanimously. Biennial polls to 12 MLC seats in nine Local Authorities constituencies will be held on December 10 and counting will take place on December 14. However, TRS candidates are facing elections in Medak, Khammam and other seats.
Apart from the ruling TRS, Congress candidates are in the fray in segments like Medak and Khammam constituencies. The candidates aspiring to content in MLC elections have to submit either 10 per cent of the total electors or 10 voters in their nomination papers. In LAC, elected local bodies’ representatives are voters.
Though the ruling party preferred unanimous elections of its candidates, there was large number of nominations from Independent candidates in all the constituencies. But all the nominations were with either forged papers or without affidavits and incomplete applications, thus forcing the election authorities to reject the nominations. Meanwhile TRS also managed to convince many Independet candidates to withdraw from the contest, but they failed to do so in Adilabad and Karimnagar districts. So unanimous election in these places is unlikely.