Over 3,500 nominations filed for Telagana Assembly elections; EC to scrutinise nomination papers today

Hyderabad: As many as 3,584 nominations were filed by political parties for Telangana Assembly elections, slated to be held on 7 December, a release from the office of Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar said Monday.

File image of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao. AFP

File image of TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao. AFP

Telangana caretaker ministers KT Rama Rao and Jagadish Reddy and state Congress Working President Revanth Reddy were among the prominent leaders who filed their nominations Monday, the last day for the process. Pradesh Congress Committee chief Uttam Kumar Reddy's wife Padamavathi also filed her nomination.

Rama Rao, the son of caretaker Chief Minister and TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao, filed his nomination from Sirsilla constituency in Rajanna Sircilla District. The Congress fielded KK Mahender Reddy against Rama Rao.

Revanth Reddy filed his papers from Kodangal in Vikarabad district.

The TRS is going alone in the elections, which were advanced after the government chose to dissolve the Assembly ahead of its term. While the Congress has formed a "grand alliance", the BJP is also contesting the polls alone.

The CEO said they accepted all the nominations that were submitted till 3 pm. Officials are expected to make the announcement on the total number nominations later.

Scrutiny of papers is fixed for Tuesday and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is 22 November. The counting of votes would be held on 11 December.

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Updated Date: Nov 20, 2018 08:49:27 IST

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