As expected, the announcement of the first list of 65 candidates by the Congress for the Telangana assembly elections triggered unrest in the aspirants who were denied tickets.
While some unsuccessful aspirants staged protests, some others quit the party in protest and announced that they would contest as independents.
Senior Congress leader and former MLA Vijaya Rama Rao who was denied party ticket from Station Ghanpur constituency, announced that he would contest as an independent.
In Serilingampally constituency, former MLA Bhikshapathi Yadav alleged that the party leaders betrayed him by promising him ticket and denying it now.
Former MLA Narayana Rao from Vikarabad constituency resigned from the Congress party in protest against denial of ticket from neighbouring Tandur constituency, which was allotted to Rohith Reddy.
Similarly, another Congress leader Nayini Rajender Reddy, who expected the Congress ticket from Warangal (West) constituency, is also planning to quit the party after he was denied the ticket.
Former minister Suddala Devaiah, who was hopeful to get the Congress ticket from Choppadandi constituency, was denied the same and he said he would announce his future course of action soon.
Protests were sldo witnessed at NTR Trust Bhavan, the headquarters of the Telugu Desam Party office, by those who could not get the tickets. The TDP released its first list of 10 names in the early hours of Tuesday.