KCR's nephew and caretaker minister T Harish Rao wins Siddipet Assembly seat by over 80,000 votes against close rival, Congress-led People's front candidate Bhavani Reddy.
This is the sixth time Harish Rao wins in assembly elections. The Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) reluctantly fielded Bhavani Marikanti Reddy, a social activist who made her political debut, as part of the People’s Front, while the BJP had fielded Naini Narotham Reddy.
Harish Rao, who took over the Siddipet constituency in 2004 from his uncle and mentor KCR, won with a majority of 24,829 votes over Telugu Desam Party’s Cheruku Muthyam Reddy. This time he bettered his majority to 80,000 votes.
He is a founding member of the TRS and has never lost an election. Ever since, after taking reins of Siddipet, which is the citadel of the TRS, Rao has won with a huge majority, even ensuring that his opponents lost their deposits in some of the elections.