On Thursday, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) President and Chief Minister KCR filed his nomination papers for the Gajwel Assembly constituency in Siddipet district, a seat he successfully contested and won in both the 2014 and 2018 elections. This time, Mr. Rao decided to additionally contest from Kamareddy, expressing that the party leaders in Kamareddy urged him to do so for the better development of the constituency.
The spotlight intensifies on these constituencies as Chief Minister Rao faces his former Cabinet colleague and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Eatala Rajender in Gajwel. Simultaneously, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President A. Revanth Reddy enters the fray in Kamareddy. Both Rajender and Revanth Reddy are also contesting from their respective home constituencies of Huzurabad and Kodangal.
On November 4, Mr. Rao, as a customary practice since 1984, participated in prayers and puja at Venkateshwara Swamy temple in Konaipally, placing his nomination papers before the presiding deity before signing them.
Beginning the day in Gajwel around 11 a.m., Mr. Rao completed formalities at the Revenue Divisional Office, greeted supporters at the helipad, and filed nomination papers, traveling around in an open-top vehicle. In 2014, he won Gajwel with a majority of 19,391 votes and repeated his victory in 2018, defeating the same Congress candidate by 58,290 votes.
Later in the day, around noon, Chief Minister Rao reached Kamareddy, filing nomination papers at the RDO’s office around 2 p.m. alongside sitting MLA Gampa Goverdhan and other local leaders.