Former Nizamabad MP and daughter of Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, Kalvakuntla Kavitha could be nominated to the Telangana legislative council as a Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from Nizamabad local constituency.
TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao had taken this decision on Tuesday and her candidature will be announced officially on Wednesday.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued notification suggesting a bye-election need to be organised to fill up MLC seat from Nizamabad following the disqualification of sitting MLC Bhoopathi Reddy last year. The notification of the bye-election was issued on March 12, the last date for filing nominations is March 19 and the last date for withdrawal is March 23.
Kavitha has served as an MP from Nizamabad Lok Sabha between 2014 and 2019. She was then defeated by BJP candidate Arvind Dharmapuri in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The party earlier considered her name for Rajya Sabha membership, but due to various reason especially to accommodate KR Suresh Reddy in the upper house from Nizamabad, here name has been suggested for an MLC seat. The pink party earlier considered Nizamabad TRS leader Mujeeb for MLC.