The TRS leadership today announced Gutha Sukhender Reddy as the party's candidate for the upcoming MLC by-election under the MLAs' quota.
TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao took a decision to this effect, and himself announced Reddy's name for the lone MLC seat coming up for elections.
The seat fell vacant after the Legislative Council disqualified K Yadava Reddy for defecting to the Congress from the TRS.
KCR instructed MLC S Subhash Reddy to cooperate with Sukhender Reddy while the latter filed his nomination for the MLC election.
Currently, Sukhender Reddy is Chairman of the State Farmers' Coordination Committee.
The Election Commission announced the schedule for the MLC elections to be held in the last week of this month - for one MLC post in Telangana and three in Andhra Pradesh. The last date for the filing of nominations is August 7.