The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Sunday handed over B-Forms to 107 candidates to file their nomination with the Telangana Election Commission for the upcoming state elections, at the Telangana Bhavan. The last date for filing nominations is November 19.
The TRS had released their list of candidates for 107 of the 119 assembly constituencies soon after the assembly was dissolved on September 6. Sources in TRS told Times of India that the remaining candidate's list will be released only after the opposition Mahakutami releases their list of candidates. Telangana goes to the polls on December 7.
The TRS has set up a coordination committee at the state level for better coordination in the elections. KCR, at his meeting with party candidates at Telangana Bhavan, gave instructions on how to carry out the next stage of election campaigns. He reportedly told his candidates to try and diffuse the tension prevailing among the disgruntled poll aspirants who could not secure a ticket, or to leave the matter behind if their efforts proved futile.
KCR has instructed party candidates to file their nominations free of error and to consult the election control room helpline at the Telangana Bhavan if doubts arise while filling forms.
The caretaker CM, after addressing four election meetings in October, had taken a break from campaigning. He is now expected to resume his election campaign tour of 70 to 80 constituencies from November 14 or 15, after filing his nomination papers in Gajwel assembly, reported The New Indian Express.
Sources told Deccan Chronicle that KCR would even be addressing a public meeting after December 3 in Hyderabad.
The party meet at Telangana Bhavan also saw members of the Gujarati community in Hyderabad officially joining the TRS fold.
Members of All Gujarati Samoa, j who joined TRS, were addressed by KT Ramarao, the caretaker IT minister, who urged Gujarati industrialists and businessmen to help TRS with votes.
The Gujarati community had sought government support to various schools and institutions under the Gujarati Samaj. The caretaker minister told the community that a decision to waive property tax for the schools under the ambit of the Samaj was already initiated.