New Delhi: All 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana will go to polls in single phase on April 11. The counting of votes will be held on May 23. Key political parties across the state are Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Indian National Congress, BJP and Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM.
Key details about Adilabad, Peddapalle, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Zahirabad seats in Telangana
Adilabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s (TRS) Godam Nagesh is the sitting MP from Adilabad. He had defeated Congress’s Naresh in 2014.
For 2019 polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Soyam Bapurao, a former Congress leader. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) nominated sitting MP Godam Nagesh from the LS constituency.
Peddapalle: Peddapalle, an educational and Industrial hub, is a reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates. In 2014, TRS’ Balka Suman had defeated Congress’s G. Vivekanand by nearly 3 lakh votes.
For 2019, TRS has picked Venkatesh Nethani and Congress has fielded A Chandra Sekhar as its candidate from the LS constituency.
Karimnagar: In 2014, TRS’ Vinod Kumar Boinapally had defeated Congress’ Ponnam Prabhakar by a margin of 205,077 votes.
For 2019, TRS has retained sitting MP Vinod Kumar Boinapally. He will be contesting against Congress’ Ponnam Prabhakar and BJP’s Banala Laxma Reddy.
Nizamabad: TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha had defeated Congress candidate Madhu Yaskhi Goud by more than 1.5 lakh votes in 2014.
For 2019, TRS has nominated Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha. She will take on BJP’s D Aravind, son of former TRS MP D Srinivas.
Zahirabad: Zahirabad is witnessing a triangular contest between TRS, Congress and the BJP candidates. While TRS has re-nominated sitting MP BB Patil, Congress has picked K Madan Mohan Rao. Banala Lakshma Reddy, the BJP president of Kamareddy district unit is also in fray.
In 2014, TRS candidate BB Patil had defeated Congress’ Suresh Kumar Shetkar by a margin of 144,631 votes.