Hyderabad: BJP released the first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Telangana on Sunday (October 22).
Party MPs Soyam Bapu Rao fielded from Boath, Arvind Dharmapuri from Koratla. T Raja Singh will contest from Goshamahal. Eatala Rajender has been fielded from Huzurabad.
Former Telangana party president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, an MP, has got ticket from Karimnagar.
A total of 52 candidates have been named in the list so far, out of which the party has fielded 12 women candiates.
BJP reinstates T Raja ahead of list publication
BJP on Sunday reinstated Goshamahal MLA T Raja Singh in the lead-up to the Telangana elections.
Raja Singh, a controversial figure, was suspended after his arrest in August of the previous year for making comments deemed ‘blasphemous’ against Prophet Muhammad. These remarks were made in response to police allowing comedian Munawar Farooqui to perform a show in the city in August 2022. Following this incident, Raja Singh was arrested under the Prevention of Disfigurement Act (PD Act) and faced legal action under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including promoting enmity between different groups and injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult a religion.