Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K. Chandrasekhar Rao will address a meeting of party candidates for Assembly and Parliament elections and district presidents and in-charges here on Saturday, ahead of electioneering from the next day.

In view of the meeting, Mr. Rao has postponed his public meeting at Karimnagar which the party proposed to organise in a big way. It will now be held on Sunday instead of Saturday.

The TRS president arrived here from his farmhouse at Gajwel in the morning and admitted a few leaders from Warangal into the party at his house. Sources said the party leadership got down to pacify rebels who filed nominations in several constituencies as they were denied ticket. Prominent among them was sitting Parkal MLA Muluguri Bixapathi who was overlooked for the ticket which ultimately went to an advocate M. Sahodar Reddy. However, Mr. Bixapathi is said to be reluctant on withdrawing his candidature.

Rebels active

The Kalwakurthy Assembly constituency in-charge, Balaji Singh, and another aspirant Goli Srinivas Reddy also filed papers against the official candidate and sitting Kalwakurthy MLA G. Jaipal Yadav. Chakilam Srinivas at Nalgonda and TRS Scheduled Castes cell chairman M. Samuel at Tungaturthi, Kasam Satyanarayana at L.B. Nagar and Raheemullah Khan Niyazi at Nampally also joined the fray.

The Mahbubnagar district president, Vithal Rao Arya, filed nomination as an independent at Narayanpet and so did K. Chander against the official candidate and sitting MLA S. Satyanarayana at Ramagundam. In Khanapur of Adilabad where there were multiple aspirants, Vijayalakshmi Chauhan and Premalata Chauhan entered the fray, though the party fielded Rekha Naik. Former MLA Palvai Rajyalakshmi and her son Harish Rao filed papers at Sirpur Kagaznagar where Kaveti Sammiah was declared the official candidate.

The party leaders who were denied tickets nursed a grouse that 65 to 70 newcomers were accommodated at their cost. The TDP MLA of Illendu in Khammam, Ooke Abbaiah, was not even formally introduced to the TRS president but the B-form in his favour was dispatched to him at Illandu.

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