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KCR, son, nephew among 1,821 candidates in fray

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Chief and TRS K. Chandrashekhar Rao, his 14 cabinet colleagues including a son and a nephew and state presidents of the and the BJP are among 1,821 candidates in the fray for Friday's Assembly elections.

All (AIMIM) Akbaruddin Owaisi, state working Reddy and founder N.T. Rama Rao's granddaughter are among the other key candidates whose political fortunes will be decided in the polling on Friday.

KCR, as the Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief is popularly known, is seeking re-election from Gajwel constituency in district. The 64-year-old, who never lost an Assembly or Lok Sabha elections since making his debut in 1985, is confident of yet another victory.

KCR's son K.T. Rama Rao, who is number two in both party and government, is aiming for a third term from Sircilla constituency.

KCR's nephew and cabinet appears set to retain seat for the fourth term in a row. Considered a powerful in the ruling party, he also won two by-elections from the same seat.

Among the other ministers, Etela Rajender, who holds portfolio, is testing his fortunes once again from Huzurabad.

party's unit chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, who may emerge as a strong contender for the Chief Minister's post in the event of Congress-led People's Front coming to power, is contesting for a third consecutive term.

Revanth Reddy is another key contestant. Revanth, whose midnight arrest on Tuesday triggered a storm, is contesting again from Kodangal, considered a politically sensitive constituency.

Another Working of Congress Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka is the party candidate from Madhira (SC). Former Central is contesting on Congress ticket from (SC).

Suhasini is trying her luck from Kukatpally, a constituency in Greater Suhasini, whose father died in a road accident recently, is banking on voters who have their roots in

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s state President is contesting from Musheerabad in Hyderabad, while AIMIM's firebrand is seeking election from Chandrayangutta, also in Hyderabad, for a fifth consecutive term.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:08 IST
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