Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday announced the candidature of T. Jeevan Reddy, MLA, for the byelection to the Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency.

The seat fell vacant after the resignation of Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who has decided to re-contest the byelection.

According to a report from Hyderabad, the Karimnagar bypoll became inevitable after Sports Minister M. Satyanarayana Rao threw the gauntlet at Mr. Chandrasekhara Rao to quit the seat and contest against him.

Accepting the challenge, the TRS chief quit the Lok Sabha and challenged the Congress to fight him.