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Kishan Reddy to be State BJP chief

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CLOSE LOOK:G. Kishan Reddy and State BJP chief B. Dattatreya checking the nomination papers in Hyderabad on Friday.
CLOSE LOOK:G. Kishan Reddy and State BJP chief B. Dattatreya checking the nomination papers in Hyderabad on Friday.

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: G. Kishan Reddy, MLA, will be the next president of the State unit of BJP and succeeding Bandaru Dattatreya.

His was the only nomination received for the post at the close of deadline on Friday evening.

Returning officer for the election Ramnath Kovind, a former MP, told media persons later that Mr. Reddy, who represents Amberpet Assembly constituency in the city, would be declared elected unopposed at the meeting of the State council of BJP on Saturday.

The deadline for withdrawal of nominations coincides with the meeting.

He said three sets of nominations, each representing a region, were filed on behalf of Mr. Reddy.

One of them was submitted by an aspirant to the post K. Laxman who led a host of leaders from Telangana to propose Mr. Reddy's name. The other two sets were handed over by P.V. Chalapati Rao and C. Narasimha Reddy on behalf of proposers from coastal and Rayalaseema regions respectively.

Mr. Kovind also said only 37 nominations were received for the election of 42 national council members from the State.

They would also be declared elected unanimously tomorrow. Nominations were not received for the post from Hyderabad, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, Araku and Karimnagar Parliamentary constituencies.


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