Suryapet: A total of 28 candidates are in the fray for the October 21 Huzurnagar Assembly constituency by-election after withdrawal of nominations on Thursday. The by-election will essentially be a triangular contest between the ruling TRS, and the opposition Congress and BJP..
The last date for withdrawal of nominations for the by-election ended on Thursday. The candidates left in the electoral battlefield include Shanampudi Saidi Reddy (TRS), Nalamada Uttam Padmavathi (Congress), Kota Rama Rao (BJP) and Chava Kiranmaye (TDP). Besides candidates from other minor parties, there are also 14 independents in the fray. In all, 76 candidates had filed their nomination papers with the Returning Officer for the by-election. Nominations of 45 candidates were rejected on various grounds. Of the remaining 31 candidates, three independent candidates withdrew their nominations on Thursday, leaving 28 in the field..