The Telangana Rashtra Samithi which is still yet to finalise its list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections is on the lookout for a strong candidate for the Malkajgiri constituency. Malkajgiri constituency which is one of the largest Lok Sabha constituencies in the country is mainly dominated by "Andhra settlers" and includes seven assembly segments - Secunderabad Cantonment (SC), Medchal, Malkajgiri, Qutbullapur, Kukatpally, Uppal and LB Nagar.
In 2014, Ch. Malla Reddy won the Lok Sabha seat from Malkajgiri from Telugu Desam Party and defected to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. However, before the Telangana Assembly elections, he resigned his MP seat and contested from Medchal, following which he won. Malla Reddy has been inducted into the Telangana Cabinet as a minister.
Of the seven assembly constituencies in Malkajgiri parliamentary constituency, six MLAs belong to the TRS. Therefore, the pink party chief is looking for a strong candidate for the Lok Sabha constituency. On the other hand, the TRS chief is also faced with his maverick and formidable opponent from the Congress, Revanth Reddy, who is going to be the party's candidate from Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat. Given that this constituency has "settler" population, the Congress party hopes that Revanth could gain an upper hand in the city.
With Revanth entering the fray again and trying his luck in the city, this fierce fight between the TRS and Congress in Malkajgiri constituency will definitely be worth the wait. Let us see how TRS will choose its candidate this time.