Hyderabad: After keeping all waiting, the main opposition Congress and its TDP ally in Telangana have finally released their first lists of candidates for the December 7 assembly elections. Both constituents of ‘Mahakutami’ or the grand alliance announced their candidates late on Monday.
While Congress released a list of 65 candidates, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) named nine. The process of filing of nominations for the elections to a 119-seat assembly that began on Monday will continue till November 18. The Congress, which is leading the four-party ‘Mahakutami’, plans to contest 95 seats, leaving the remaining for TDP, Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and Communist Party of India (CPI). However, a formal agreement over seat sharing was yet to be reached. (IANS)
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