Telangana went to polls on April 11. TRS's Kalvakuntla Kavitha is seeking a repeat win in Nizamabad amid much controversy and protests by turmeric farmers
Hyderabad: Telangana went to polls on April 11 during the Lok Sabha election. State chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha stepped in to contest from Nizamabad constituency seeking a repeat win after her victory in 2014.
In this constituency, Kalvakuntla Kavitha faces off against BJP candidate D Aravind and INC candidate Madhu Goud Yaskhi. After the TRS enjoyed a thumping victory in the State Assembly polls, the party is confident of winning 16 seats in the state.
Presenlt, the TRS leader has received only 12,772 votes as BJP candidate Arvind Dharmapuri has already bagged 21,297 votes. Congress candidate Madhu Goud Yaskhi has received 1899 votes.
This constituency grabbed headlines after over 170 farmers filed nominations for the April 11 polls as a mark of protest, alleging that the ruling TRS had failed to ensure Minimum Support Price for turmeric and red jowar (sorghum) produce and in establishing a turmeric board in Nizamabad.
Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana. Kalvakuntla Kavitha of Telangana Rashtra Samithi is confident of a repeat victory despite several protests by farmers.
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Last Updated May 23, 2019, 11:28 AM IST