P. Ram Mohan

Many seek ticket from various parties

NIZAMABAD: More than half-a-dozen Non-Resident Indians from the district have been trying their luck to get a party ticket from major political parties in the current general elections.

Thirty-six-year-old Narala Kalyan, an IT professional settled in Michigan for the last 13 years, is hoping to contest on a Congress ticket from Nizamabad Rural. Being the president of the Indian National Overseas Congress, he reportedly approached AICC president Sonia Gandhi for a party ticket.

Vemula Sarath Chandra Reddy, a businessman in Roechester, New York State, is trying for TRS ticket to contest either from Balkonda or Armoor Assembly constituencies. Belonging to Velpur village, he is presently the organising secretary in the party. He is well connected and contributed to several social activities in the area.

Based in Detroit city, Eeravatri Anil is eager to face Assembly Speaker K.R. Suresh Reddy from Balkonda. Hailing from a political family the young software professional has fair chances of securing the ticket as he worked for the party since its inception.

Srinivas Reddy, son of a senior politician S. Santhose Reddy reportedly got assurance from Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy to file his papers from Armoor. Another NRI Sreedhar Reddy is likely to be fielded by the BJP from Yellareddy constituency.

A medical professional in Philadelphia Gaddam Srinivas wants to inherit the political leadership of his uncle and veteran Congress leader late Gaddam (Argul) Rajaram. The PRP is reportedly considering his name for the Nizamabad Parliament seat.

Son-in-law of E. Dayakar Rao (TDP MP), Kalakuntala Madan Mohan Rao, is making efforts to secure the ticket for Zaheerabad Parliament constituency. Former MP and a noted businessman G. Atmacharan Reddy who shifted his camp from the US is also trying his luck. However, it is not known which party he has approached for a ticket.