Ruling TRS& oppn go all out in poll campaign for 2 LC seatsPTI | Hyderabad | Updated: 09-03-2021 10:44 IST | Created: 09-03-2021 10:26 IST
The campaigning for the March 14 poll to the Telangana Legislative Council from two Graduates' constituencies almost resembles that of an assembly election with the three major parties -- ruling TRS, opposition BJP, and Congress -- making a determined bid to win.
Having suffered unexpected losses in the bypoll to Dubbak assembly constituency and Hyderabad civic polls late last year, the TRS is keen on securing the two seats -- Khammam- Nalgonda-Warangal and Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahabubnagar Graduates' constituencies.
In a surprise move, the party has fielded former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao's daughter S Vani Devi, an educationist, from the Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahabubnagar seat to take on sitting MLC and BJP candidate N Ramachander Rao.
TRS Working President and state IT, Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao, son of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, and other ministers have addressed various meetings to drum up support for Vani Devi's candidature.
The TRS leaders seek votes, alleging that the NDA government has not implemented the assurances given to Telangana at the time of bifurcation of undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2014 even as they highlight the credentials of Vani Devi, who was a lecturer and founded academic institutions.
BJP's Ramachander Rao, a senior lawyer, is also leaving no stone unturned for his victory.
The voters were being pressurized to take an oath that they would vote for TRS in the polls, he alleged.
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