Hyderabad, Apr 4 (ANI): The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in Andhra Pradesh suspended three of its rebel candidates on Saturday after they failed to withdraw their nominations for the coming elections despite requests made by party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Those suspended include former MLA M. Padma Devender Reddy, party youth wing president Jitta Balakrishna Reddy and senior party leader P Raghupati Rao.
While Padma Reddy and Balakrishna Reddy were denied tickets from Medak and Bhongir Assembly seats respectively, Rao could not contest from the Gajwel Assembly seat in Medak district.
Several party rebels who filed nomination papers didn't withdraw from the contest in the seats, which were allotted to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the seat sharing agreement among the Grand Alliance partners.
There are at least a dozen TRS rebels left in contest, all of them in Assembly constituencies, who threaten to mar the chances of official candidates of TDP and TRS. (ANI)