Nizamabad, Mar 18 : Former Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha filed her nomination papers as TRS party candidate under the Nizamabad Local Bodies category for the MLC byelection, at the District Collectorate here on Wednesday. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao earlier in the day had finalized the candidature of his daughter Kavitha as the party nominee for the MLC seat under Nizamabad Local Bodies category.
The byelection will be held on April 7. The counting of votes will be taken up on April 9. The last date for filing of nominations is March 19. Kavitha filed two sets of nominations on TRS party affiliation while BJP candidate Laxmi Narayana Pothankar and TRS candidate Narsingha Rao Loyapally filed nominations of one set each.
The seat fell vacant after the incumbent R Bhupathi Reddy was disqualified, following his defection to Congress from TRS ahead of the 2018 Assembly election. Ms Kavitha was an MP from Nizamabad Lok Sabha Constituency from 2014 to 2019, and was defeated by BJP candidate Arvind Dharmapuri in 2019. (UNI)