Over 3500 nominations filed for Telagana Assembly elections

Over 3500 nominations filed for Telagana Assembly elections

HYDERABAD: As many as 3,584 nominations were filed by political parties for Telangana Assembly elections, slated to be held on December 7, a release from the office of Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar said on Monday.nnTelangana caretaker ministers K T 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.nnPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy’s wife Padamavathi also filed her nomination.nnRama Rao, the son of caretaker Chief Minister and TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao, filed his nomination from Sirsilla constituency in Rajanna Sircilla District.nnThe Congress fielded K K Mahender Reddy against Rama Rao.nnRevanth Reddy filed his papers from Kodangal in Vikarabad district.nnThe 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.nnThe 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.nnScrutiny of papers is fixed for Tuesday and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is November 22. The counting of votes would be held on December 11.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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