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KCR’s family may stay away from LS elections

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HYDERABAD: For the first time in BRS history party President K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s family is likely to stay away from the Lok Sabha elections.
From the time of the BRS’s launch, till the recent Assembly elections, in every election, whether Assembly or Lok Sabha, KCR’s family members had contested.
Earlier, there were speculations that KCR would contest from Medak, his daughter Kavitha from Nizamabad and his son KT Rama Rao from Malkajgiri. However, the BRS leadership has announced other candidates for these three constituencies.
The BRS announced the names of former MLA Bajireddy Govardhan for Nizamabad, Vonteru Pratap Reddy for Medak and Ragidi

Laxma Reddy for Malkajgiri for the Lok Sabha elections.
KCR’s daughter BRS MLC Kavitha contested from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 and won. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Kavitha contested from the same seat, but was defeated by BJP’s Dharmapuri Arvind.
Kavitha had announced several times that she is going to contest from Nizamabad in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. However, the BRS leadership picked Bajireddy Govardhan as its candidate for Nizamabad.
There were speculations that KCR would contest from the Medak Lok Sabha constituency and
would concentrate on national politics after the BRS was defeated in the Assembly elections. BRS sources said that the KCR is showing interest in becoming a Member of the Lok Sabha rather than the Assembly. But Vonteru Pratap Reddy was announced as the BRS candidate for Medak.
Meanwhile, there were speculations that BRS Working President KT Rama Rao is likely to contest from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency as the BRS is strong in this constituency. But finally, the BRS leadership announced Ragidi Laxma Reddy as the party candidate for Malkajgiri.
In every election after the BRS was launched in 2001, KCR or his family members have been contesting in Assembly or Lok Sabha elections. KCR contested from the Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency in 2004 and won.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, KCR contested from Medak and from Gajwel Assembly seat too.
KCR’s daughter Kavitha contested from Nizamabad in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and won. Later, KCR resigned his Lok Sabha seat, confined himself to the Assembly and became the Chief Minister.
In 2019, Kavitha contested from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency. In the 2014 LS elections, Kavitha won and in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections she was defeated.
Kavitha has been arrested by the Enforcement Department (ED) in the Delhi liquor scam. If Kavitha does not get bail she cannot campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.would concentrate on national politics after the BRS was defeated in the Assembly elections. BRS sources said that the KCR is showing interest in becoming a Member of the Lok Sabha rather than the Assembly. But Vonteru Pratap Reddy was announced as the BRS candidate for Medak.
Meanwhile, there were speculations that BRS Working President KT Rama Rao is likely to contest from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency as the BRS is strong in this constituency. But finally, the BRS leadership announced Ragidi Laxma Reddy as the party candidate for Malkajgiri.
In every election after the BRS was launched in 2001, KCR or his family members have been contesting in Assembly or Lok Sabha elections. KCR contested from the Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency in 2004 and won.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, KCR contested from Medak and from Gajwel Assembly seat too.
KCR’s daughter Kavitha contested from Nizamabad in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and won. Later, KCR resigned his Lok Sabha seat, confined himself to the Assembly and became the Chief Minister.
In 2019, Kavitha contested from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency. In the 2014 LS elections, Kavitha won and in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections she was defeated.
Kavitha has been arrested by the Enforcement Department (ED) in the Delhi liquor scam. If Kavitha does not get bail she cannot campaign in the Lok Sabha elections.
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