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KCR Decides Candidates For 3 Rajya Sabha Seats

The Telangana CM and TRS supremo finalized the names of TRS general secretary and his nephew Santhosh Kumar, Lingaiah Yadav and Banda Prakash.
Hyderabad | 11th March 2018
TRS supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today announced the names of the three persons of his party who would be authorized to file nominations for the three Rajya Sabaha seats up for elections later this month.

During a party leaders' meeting at Telangana Bhavan today, the Chief Minister finalized the names of TRS general secretary and his nephew Santhosh Kumar, Lingaiah Yadav and Banda Prakash.

Uma Madhava Reddy, who had shifted to the TRS from the TDP a few months back and was said to be in contention, did not make the cut.

The elections for the Rajya Sabha will be conducted on March 23, and the results will be declared on the same day.

Santhosh Kumar has been a key player in the TRS since its inception, and the Chief Minister was widely expected to prefer him for a seat. KCR picked up other two members keeping their caste / community in view. It was known that a Yadava would be sent to the Rajya Sabha, and Lingaiah Yadav from Nalgonda thus got the second ticket. Though other names like Jaipal Yadav and Rajaiah Yadav were heard till Saturday, the Chief Minister finally approved Lingaiah Yadav.

Hailing from Kodurupaka in Boinpally mandal of Karimnagar district, Santhosh Kumar has an MBA from Pune University in personnel management. Lingaiah Yadav was a senior TDP leader from Kethepalli village under Bheemaram mandal of the old Nalgonda district. He joined the TRS in 2015 and served the party as a secretary. B Prakash, who hails from Warangal, is also a general secretary of the TRS, and is highly qualified with an MA and a PhD.
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