Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: B. S. Narayanappa on Saturday filed nomination for the Legislative Council from the Legislative Assembly.

Mr. Narayanappa, who is husband of former Minister and MLC Lakshmidevamma, filed his papers in the presence of Ministers -- N. Raghuveera Reddy and D. Manikya Varaprasada Rao and legislators from Anantapur district. Election to the vacant seat was necessitated following the demise of Lakshmidevamma recently. The former CWC member had served in as a senior Minister in the cabinet of Jalagam Vengal Rao, N. Janardhan Reddy and K. Vijayabhaskara Reddy. The Chief Minister said she was the first Dalit woman to complete her graduation in her native Anantapur District.

Sunday is the last day for filing of nomination. The unanimous election of Mr Narayanappa is almost certain with other political parties showing little interest to enter the fray.