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TRS prez to kick off LS poll campaign from Karimnagar

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 


Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will kick off his campaign for the Lok Sabha polls with a public meeting at Karimnagar on Sunday.

Karimnagar has been a stronghold of the Rashtra Samithi (TRS) since the party's formation in 2001. Rao had represented Karimnagar in the Lok Sabha earlier.

Rao, the star for TRS, will address election rallies at various places in the state beginning from Karimnagar, party sources said.

Rao's son and working K T has already addressed a series of party meetings in preparation for the Lok Sabha polls.

Claiming that neither the NDA nor the UPA was in a position to come to power on its own, has sought 16 Lok Sabha seats out of total 17 seats (leaving represented by ally Asaduddin Owaisi) for the to ensure a better deal for

Observing that every will be crucial in government formation at the Centre, had said 17 MPs for TRS and its ally would ensure a heavy flow of funds and development projects for Telangana.

Dismissing the TRS stance, opposition and had said the TRS (along with AIMIM) had 15 Lok Sabha MPs on its side during 2014-19, but failed to do anything substantial for the southern state.

Telangana goes to polls in a single phase on April 11. The process of filing nominations begins on March 18.

TRS sources had earlier said the party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections are expected to be announced as the date for filing nominations draws closer.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 14:00 IST