The list of the Congress party candidates for the upcoming assembly elections has not yet been officially out, but the leaked list is creating flutters in the party.
One of the interesting aspects of this leaked list is that the Congress high command has set aside its own rule of “one-family-one-ticket” and allotted two seats to each of the three families.
Apparently, the AICC relaxed the rule on the pretext that saying it will not be applicable for the leaders whose family members already contested the previous elections and also the sitting MLAs of the party.
Accordingly, the party is learnt to have finalized the tickets to Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy from Huzurnagar and his wife Padmavathi, an ex-MLA from Kodad; Komatireddy Venkat Reddy from Nagonda and his brother Rajagopal Reddy, an ex-MP, from Munugode; and Sabita Indra Reddy from Maheshwaram and Karthik Reddy from Rajendranagar. Karthik contested from Chevella Lok Sabha seat in 2014.
However, former Congress Legislature Partyleader K Jana Reddy is unlucky though the party high command has relaxed its rule. His hectic lobbying for his son Raghuveer Reddy from Miryalguda has not yielded any result.