Hyderabad: Chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Monday handed over the ‘B’ type to Surabhi Vani Devi, daughter of former Congress Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao (PVNR), to contest from the Graduates constituency within the upcoming MLC elections to be held in March.
While Devi’s candidature got here as a shock for some, political analysts had predicted this transfer by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) supremo final yr itself, when the TRS-run state authorities had introduced a year-long start centenary celebration of PVNR final yr in August
KCR had introduced Devi’s candidature for the upcoming polls to the Telangana Legislative Council from a day earlier on February 21. Moreover, it could be recalled that KCR’s daughter (ex-member of Parliament) and MLA K. Kavitha additionally demanded that PVNR be conferred with the Bharat Ratna award.
Earlier, speculations have been rife in political circles that KCR was planning to nominate Vani Devi because the MLC candidate below the Governor’s quota and. However, her title was not included within the listing of three nominees that was introduced on November 13 final yr.
Prior to her candidature, it was believed that the TRS would help impartial candidate Prof. K. Nageshwar. However, with this shock, transfer, it’s believed that the TRS can also be a shrewd transfer as a result of she is a widely known artist and educationist.
She can also be the founder and principal of the Sri Venkateshwara Group of Institutions, which runs nice arts, pharmacy schools and a mannequin college in Hyderabad. As solely graduates are eligible to vote within the upcoming MLC elections, the ruling TRS is hoping to educated voters and in addition present their help to PVNR’s legacy by Vani Devi.
Vani Devi accomplished her commencement from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in 1986. In 2016, the Telangana authorities honoured her by conferring her with the International Women’s Achievement Award.