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Reasoning it out: TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao calling on actor Vijayashanti in Hyderabad on Saturday. —
Reasoning it out: TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao calling on actor Vijayashanti in Hyderabad on Saturday. —

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‘Unhappy’ with Malkajgiri LS seat offer, she says she is not sure of contesting

HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao met film actor Vijayashanti at her residence here on Saturday evening in an apparent bid to mollify her as she was reportedly unhappy with the constituency offered to her by the party for contesting in the elections.

He drove to Ms. Vijayashanti’s house in Jubilee Hills minutes after she told a large delegation of the party that she was unsure whether she would contest the polls at all. She wished the party well and said that all those who approached her should win the election.

The delegation tried to persuade her to contest for Malkajgiri parliamentary seat, but she gave no commitment. Mr. Rao had, a few days ago, announced at a party meeting that either Ms. Vijayashanti or he would enter the fray from Medak parliamentary constituency, considered safer than Malkajgiri.

Asked for his response after the two-hour meeting, Mr. Rao counselled reporters not to put out stories that were damaging.

He said the list of TRS candidates would be announced on Sunday or Monday morning. The delegation that went to Ms. Vijayashanti was led by senior party leader T. Sudarshan Rao. He urged her to take the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat as her glamour would not only ensure her own victory, but also that of the party candidates from the Assembly segments in that constituency.

The candidates aspiring for tickets in these segments had a selfish interest in requesting her to contest from Malkajgiri.

The leaders said she need not sweat it out to win. They would toil hard to ensure her victory.


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