Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, who is the leader of the opposition party in Telangana Assembly, told reporters that the state Congress committee has received large number of applications from those keen to contest the coming elections.
He said the party's state unit will analyze the applications and make appropriate recommendations to the central leadership, which plans to finalise the candidates by month-end.
He hopes that there will also be some clarity on poll alliance by the month-end. He said the central leadership would take a final decision in this regard.
Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats. In 2014, TRS had bagged 11 seats while the Congress onlty two. The remaining seats were shared by the TDP, BJP, AIMIM and the YSR Congress.
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