Hyderabad: BJP OBC Morcha chief and former MLA from Musheerabad Dr. K. Laxman has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
Dr. K. Laxman, who is a former Telangana BJP chief, will be the party nominee from Uttar Pradesh. BJP doesn't have any chance of winning from Telangana.
The BJP has announced a total of 22 candidates for the June 10 election. Fifty-seven Rajya Sabha seats from various states are up for grabs. On Sunday, the party announced 18 candidates for the poll.
Dr. Laxman represented the Musheerabad constituency in the state Legislative Assembly twice. He won first time in 1999 during United Andhra Pradesh. Later he was elected in 2014. He also served as the deputy floor leader of the party in the Assembly between 2014 and 2016. He was appointed the BJP state president in 2016 and he continued to remain in the post till 2020. The same year he was appointed BJP OBC Morcha chief.
For three vacant seats in Telangana, Telangana Rashtra Samithi has announced the candidature of billionaire Hetero Group chairman and managing director Bandi Parthasaradhi Reddy, businessman-turned-politician Vaddiraju Ravichandra, and Telangana Publications Groups chairman and managing director Damodar Rao Deverkonda.