28 nominations rejected for Telangana’s Huzurabad and Andhra’s Badvel bypolls | 28 nominations rejected for Telangana’s Huzurabad and Andhra Pradesh’s Badvel by-elections



Digital Desk, Hyderabad. Nominations of 28 candidates have been rejected in Telangana’s Huzurabad assembly constituency and Andhra Pradesh’s Badvel assembly constituency, where bypolls are to be held on October 30. Nomination papers of 19 candidates were rejected in Huzurabad. Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Shashank Goel said the nominations of 42 candidates were found valid.

The nominations of candidates of all major parties were found to be in order during scrutiny by election officials. These include Gelu Srinivas Reddy of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Eatala Rajendra of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Venkata Narasimha Rao Balamoor of the Congress. A total of 61 candidates had filed nominations. Out of 42 candidates, 31 are independent candidates whose papers were found valid. The bypoll was necessitated due to Rajendra’s resignation from the assembly after he was dropped from the state cabinet by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao following allegations of land encroachment.

When the BJP promised to field Rajendra as its candidate, he left the TRS and joined the BJP in June. Meanwhile, in neighboring Andhra Pradesh’s Badvel constituency, nominations of nine candidates were rejected during scrutiny. The Election Commission found the nominations of 18 candidates, including the main political parties, in order. In March this year, the sitting MLA of the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), Dr.G. The by-election has to be held due to the death of Venkatasubbaiah.

The YSRCP has fielded his wife Dasari Sudha. The BJP has fielded Punathala Suresh, while former MLA P.M. Kamalamma is contesting on a Congress ticket. The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is away from the contest. As per the polling announced by the Election Commission, the last date for withdrawal of nominations in both Huzurabad and Badwel is October 13. Voting will be held on October 30, while the counting of votes will take place on November 2.

(IANS)

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