Congress will officially announce the first list of candidates for Telangana assembly elections on November 10. Rest of the names would be finalized in next two days i.e. by November 11, 12.
Hyderabad| The Congress has finalized a list of 74 candidates for the upcoming Telangana Assembly Elections, sources said. The first list of candidates contesting the election, however, has delayed further. According to the sources, the first list of the candidates is expected to be announced on November 10.
With less than a month to go for the assembly election, UPA chairperson and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi held a meeting to decide upon the candidates for Telangana assembly elections. On Thursday, the Congress central election committee of Congress cleared the names of candidates for 74 assembly seats of the 93 seats it will be contesting from.
To defeat the incumbent Telangana Rashtra Samiti led by Chief Minister KC Rao, the Congress has formed multi-fold alliance in the state joining the former NDA ally Telugu Desam Party. Talking about the seat sharing formula in the state, AICC general secretary and Telangana Congress in charge R.C. Khuntia said that the party has decided to give 26 seats out of 119 assembly seats to Mahakutami, 14 seats to the Telugu Desam, 8 seats to the Telangana Jana Samiti, 3 to the CPI and one seat for the Telangana Inti Party.
Khuntia further said that the party will officially announce the first list of candidates on November 10. He said that the rest of the names would be finalized in the next two days i.e. by November 11, 12.
The Chief Minister of Telangana KC Rao dissolved the assembly on September 6, 2018. The polling in Telangana will be held on December 7 in one phase.