Hyderabad: The Congress party announced that it would be fielding P Balram Naik as its candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections on March 23.
Monday is the final day for filing of nominations. In an announcement in the evening, the party in a release said Naik’s candidature was cleared by its national president Rahul Gandhi.
The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti had announced on Sunday afternoon its three candidates for the three seats and is confident of winning them all.
The candidacy announced by the Congress is believed to be more a move not to let the TRS go unchallenged. The TRS has the strength in the Legislature to ensure victory for all of its three candidates.