Hyderabad: Telangana governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has approved the names Amer Ali Khan, news editor of Urdu newspaper The Siasat Daily, and Prof M Kodandaram, Telangana Jana Samithi president, for the MLC posts under Governor’s quota after they were nominated by the ruling Congress.
Congress sources said a delay in finalising the nominations for MLC under Governor’s quota was caused as the state Cabinet was expected to announce the candidacies after Revanth Reddy’s return from the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has scheduled separate elections for the two vacant MLC posts under the MLA quota on January 29. Congress has named its state general secretary Addanki Dayakar and state NSUI President Venkat Balmoor as the candidates for election to two MLC seats under the MLAs quota.
With the Congress holding a majority in the Assembly, there is an expectation that the party will emerge victorious in both seats, strengthening its position in the state legislature.