Telangana MLC list: In a surprise move, Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao kept everyone guessing about the probable for MLC seats under MLAs quota! The list of the names selected is out there are surprises that is all set to change the way KCR has been governing the state till date. Thanks to Huzurabad effect, the TRS supremo has made choices that will help him sail easily for 2023 assembly elections!
The most surprising omission is KCR’s daughter and currently MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha, her term would be over very soon and she was slated to get extension and also find place in KCR cabinet, but her name is missing from the list of selected candidates! Instead we have Banda Prakash, currently Rajya Sabha member in the list of names for MLCs.
According to political analysts, Banda has been asked to resign the post in Upper House of Parliament and contest for MLC. He represents Dalit community and his addition into the list will help TRS to appease the community.
“Moreover, the vacancy that Banda as created in Rajya Sabha, will now be replaced by Kavitha. She is being shifted from state to national politics once again and she will represent the party in Delhi. This is move that KCR wanted to do much earlier, but the time has come now,” a senior journalist in Hyderabad said.
Apart from Banda, KCR selected former deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari, party leader from Warangal Takkallapally Ravinder Rao, former legislative council chairman Gutta Sukhender Reddy, Huzurabad’s P Kaushik Reddy and former Siddipet collector P Venkatrama Reddy filed the nominations for six MLC seats. Notable omission from list is none other than former Speaker Sirikonda Madhusudhana Chary, who is known to be very close to KCR.
Looks like the selection of candidates while appeasing all the sections is a tough task which KCR has managed to address for the time being. But despite him not able to satisfy his senior party leaders, he has been clever enough to find right places for his family members, say the general public!