Hyderabad: The TRS party announced 17 candidates for all 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. TRS denying tickets to three outgoing MPs including its leader in Lok Sabha,P. Jithender Reddy.
Jithender Reddy, who was elected from Mahabubnagar in 2014, was replaced by Marri Srinivas Reddy.
Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, who was elected from Khammam in 2014 on a YSRCP ticket in the previous elections and later joined the TRS, was also dropped. Nama Nageswara Rao, who quit the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Wednesday and formally joined the TRS Thursday morning, was named as the candidate for Khammam in the list announced Thursday night.
The TRS has also not fielded Seetaram Naik, the outgoing MP from Mahabubabad. Maloth Kavitha was named as the candidate.
Outgoing MP from Nalgonda, Gutta Sukhender Reddy, who won the seat on Congress ticket in 2014 but defected to the TRS, decided not to contest again for Lok Sabha. V. Narasimha Reddy was named as his replacement.