Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Friday released its first list of candidates for assembly election in Telangana.
TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao is among 69 candidates announced by him at a news conference. KCR, as Rao is popularly known, will contest from Gajwel in Medak district.
This is the first time that KCR will be contesting for assembly since he floated TRS 14 years ago to revive the movement for separate Telangana state. He was elected to Lok Sabha in 2004 and 2009 elections.
KCR's son K. Tarakarama Rao will seek re-election from Sircilla while his nephew Harish Rao has been fielded again from Siddipet.
The TRS has retained all 17 sitting legislators and also gave tickets to those who crossed over from the Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and other parties.