Telangana Assembly Elections See Surge in BJP Ticket Applicants:
The influx of applications for BJP tickets for the upcoming state Assembly elections in Telangana continues unabated at the party’s headquarters. Approximately 700 aspirants have submitted their requests for tickets as of the third day of the application process.
The party had earlier announced that it would accept applications until September 10, emphasizing that regardless of their status within the party, anyone aspiring to contest the elections must formally apply for the BJP ticket.
On Wednesday, notable applicants included Vikram Goud, the son of former Congress minister Mukesh Goud, who expressed his interest in contesting for the BJP from the Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad. It’s worth noting that Goshamahal is currently represented by D Raja Singh, who won the 2018 elections on a BJP ticket but is presently suspended from the party.
Another candidate seeking a ticket, this time from the Khairatabad constituency, was NV Subhash, who serves as the party’s spokesperson and also happens to be the grandson of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.
Party leaders have indicated that there is no clarity regarding whether the current BJP MPs from Telangana, including Union Minister and State BJP Chief G Kishan Reddy, along with Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Arvind Dharmapuri, and Soyam Bapu Rao, will enter the fray as candidates. “The decision rests with them and the party high command,” noted a senior BJP leader.