Congress wants deceased MLA's kin to be elected from Palair segment

Congress wants deceased MLAs kin to be elected from Palair segment
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The Congress on Friday urged the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and opposition parties in Telangana to let a member from departed party MLA Ram Venkata Reddy\'s family be elected unopposed from his Palair assembly seat in Khammam district. Venkata Reddy passed away recently due to lung cancer. 

Hyderabad: The Congress on Friday urged the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and opposition parties in Telangana to let a member from departed party MLA Ram Venkata Reddy's family be elected unopposed from his Palair assembly seat in Khammam district. Venkata Reddy passed away recently due to lung cancer.

The State Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, moved by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, condoling the senior Congress MLA's death. Hailing the services of Venkata Reddy, KCR said that he had sanctioned more than Rs. 80 lakh for the former's medical treatment.

Speaking on the motion, Congress member Puvvada Ajay Kumar appealed to the Chief Minister and the opposition parties (TDP, BJP, Left and YSR Congress) to let a family member of Venkata Reddy be elected unopposed, as per a tradition in the past. Referring to the ruling TRS, he said strength in the Assembly was not a problem for the party since 12 members from TDP, who switched loyalties to TRS, had now been recognised as members of the ruling party.

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