Heavy rush for Congress LS ticket in Telangana
Many expected to apply today
There is a heavy rush for the Congress ticket in Telangana for the coming Lok Sabha election.
The aspirants include new comers, former Parliament members, former Ministers, student leaders and those who lost in the recent Assembly poll.
Despite the drubbing in the recent Assembly poll, there is no loss of enthusiasm in the party.
More than 30 applicants entered the Gandhi Bhavan to try their luck after the party asked the aspirants to apply from February 10 to 12.
The number is expected to increase in the next two days and the party is likely to receive at least 10 applications for every constituency.
Party seniors and the election committee will scrutinise the hopefuls and send their recommendations to the high command that will finalise the list after going through the permutations and combinations of caste, religion, popularity and seniority.
Khamam in demand
Some interesting names seen on the first day included three-time Rajya Sabha member, V. Hanumantha Rao, who has applied for the Khammam seat, which most leaders feel is much safer than the other 16 constituencies in the State, given the recent performance of the ‘Maha Kutami’ (grand alliance) in the Assembly election. There is already a great demand for the seat with local leaders Renuka Chowdary and P. Sudhakar Reddy expecting it.