Congress fields Renuka Chowdhury, Anil Kumar Yadav as RS candidates from Telangana

The Congress however has not named its second Rajya Sabha candidate who would be contesting from the State. The names of Supriya Shrinate or Ajay Maken are reportedly being considered for the second seat.

Ex Union Minister Renuka Chowdhary, daughter Poojitha buy a Rs. 63-cr luxury  flat in Oberoi Realty at Worli, Mumbai

HYDERABAD: Firebrand politician and former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury and M Anil Kumar Yadav have been fielded as the Rajya Sabha candidates by the Congress from Telangana. The All India Congress Committee (AICC) had finalised Renuka's and Anil's name on Wednesday. Interestingly, Renuka Chowdhury had recently filed her application for contesting the Khammam Lok Sabha seat which has many contestants from the State.

This is the second time that Renuka would be contesting for the second time of Rajya Sabha. She was a Rajya Sabha member from April 3, 2012 to April 2, 2018. Anil Kumar Yadav is the son of former MP Anjan Kumar Yadav, who is from Musheerabad constituency. Anil was the former president of the Telangana Youth Congress.

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The elections are scheduled to be held on February 27, 2024 as the term of BRS MPs Joginapalli Santosh Kumar, ⁠Badugula Lingaiah Yadav and ⁠Vaddiraju Ravichandra, who were all elected in 2018, comes to end this year.

The Congress, which has 64 MLAs, can ensure an easy victory of its two candidates. Even the BRS which has 39 MLAs can get one candidate elected without any hassle. As many as 30.5 votes are required for each party ensure the victory of its candidates in Telangana.

It would be interesting to see if the Congress fields a third candidate. As things appear, the election seems to be unanimous for all the three candidates.

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