Telangana chief minister and TRS supremo K Chandrashekhar Rao has concluded a list of MLC applicants. TRS has 90 MLAs in the Telangana Assembly of 119 seats. With this power, TRS can easily bag five MLC seats.
KCR has hosted one seat each to OC, BC, ST and minority sections while allotting the fifth slot to friendly party AIMIM. The four MLC nominees are Mahmood Ali (minority), Sheri Subhash Reddy (OC), Satyavati Rathod (ST) and Egge Mallesham (BC).
The nomination method for MLC elections, scheduled on March 12, has already started. TRS is expected to file proposals on Sunday. The MLC term for Mahmood Ali, Mohammad Salim, Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, Shabbir Ali and T Santhoshkumar is lapsing on March 29.
All the four TRS MLC candidates met KCR and KTR and appreciated them for the opportunity.
Subhash Reddy is chairman of Telangana Minerals Development Corporation. Mallsheam is president of Telangana Kuruma Association; Satyavathi won on TDP ticket from Dornakal in 2009 and lost the elections on TRS ticket in 2014. Mahamood Ali is a home minister now and former deputy chief minister during 2014-18 term of Telangana Assembly.
While AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has appreciated KCR for designating one MLC seat to his party. While praising the TRS party, Owaisi exercised confidence of winning all the 17 MP seats by TRS and AIMIM in Telangana.