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PV’s daughter files nomination

The TRS government has been organising year-long centenary celebrations of late Narasimha Rao, a native of Telangana, since last June.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao hands over B-Form to Surabhi Vani Devi, ex-PM PV Narasimha Rao’s daughter.

Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao’s daughter Surabhi. Vani Devi on Monday filed her nomination for election to the Telangana Legislative Council from the Hyderabad-Ranga Reddy-Mahabubnagar Graduates’ constituency, as a canditate of the ruling TRS.

TRS parliamentary party leader K Keshav Rao and other leaders accompanied her when she submitted her nomination to the Returning Officer, TRS sources said.

Sitting MLC and BJP candidate N Ramachander Rao also submitted his nomination on Monday for the constituency.

TRS had on Sunday announced the candidature of Vani Devi, an artist and academic for the election, to be held on March 14.

Before that TRS has decided to field late PV Narasimha Rao’s daughter S Vani Devi as its candidate for the Graduate MLC election from Hyd-Rangareddy-Mahbubnagar seat. She will file her papers on Monday.

Initially, the party had contemplated leaving the seat uncontested as its candidate G Devi Prasada Rao had lost the election to BJP’s Ramchander Rao in 2015. But it had second thoughts — by doing so, it would give leeway to the Opposition to continue with their campaign that the ruling party is afraid of losing the seat once again. By fielding Vani Devi, the TRS could be seen as honouring Narasimha Rao, whose birth centenary it is celebrating.

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