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Congress announces candidates for 8 Telangana LS seats

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Battered by defections of its leg, the in on Friday announced candidates for eight out of the state's 17 seats.

The first list of candidates was announced after the names of the candidates were cleared by the party's central leadership.

Party's state unit Working Presidents and will contest from Malkajgiri and Karimnagar constituencies respectively. Both were defeated in Assembly elections held in December.

Sitting Konda Visweswar Reddy, who had defected to from the ruling Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on the eve of Assembly polls, will seek re-election from Chevella.

The other candidates are (Mahabubabad), Ramesh Rathod (Adilabad), (Peddapalli), Gali and (Zaheerabad).

The candidates for remaining seats are likely to be announced on Saturday.

Polling in is scheduled in a single phase on April 11 in the first phase of the seven phase polls.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 23:44 IST
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