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Telangana Assembly Election 2018: Congress releases 2nd list of 10 candidates for the upcoming polls; forms grand alliance with TDP and CPI

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 November 2018, 12:32 IST
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The Telangana Assembly election is around the corner and the Congress party has released its second list for the upcoming polls.

The party has announced an alliance with Telgu Desam Party, Communist Party of India for the assembly election and a sort of ‘grand alliance’ is working on ground in Telangana. But the discontent is being seen in the party itself due to the distribution of ticket, which is being seen as arbitrary.

The discontent had surfaced when the first list of candidates were announced by the Congress and the TDP, who are fighting the election together.

Congress had declared its first list of 65 candidates on Monday and the list of another 10 candidates got released today itself.

Earlier, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, the president of Pradesh Congress Committee, who even served as a minister in the UPA government until 2014, couldn’t get a seat for the assembly election and he immediately rushed to Delhi, to meet the high command.

Ponnala said, “I have been in politics for the last 35 years and a strong loyalist of the Congress. Denial of ticket to an OBC candidate like me to accommodate a Reddy candidate would cause immense damage to the party.”

In Serilingampalli constituency of Hyderabad, former MLA Bikshapati Yadav was unhappy over the decision by the party high command to hand over his seat to the Telangana Jan Samiti president as the latter is also in an alliance.

Expressing his concern, the lawmaker said, “I was promised ticket from the constituency and have been nurturing it for the last four years. Now, they say it has been allotted to the TDP. This is gross injustice. I am contemplating contesting as an independent.”

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First published: 14 November 2018, 12:32 IST
 
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