TRS candidate Kalvakuntla Kavitha, daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, won the Nizamabad local bodies MLC election with a total of 728 out of 823 votes. While the BJP got 56 votes, the Congress party polled 29 votes. There were 10 invalid votes.
Polling for Nizamabad Local Bodies’ MLC constituency by-election concluded peacefully in the erstwhile district on Friday, recording 99.64 per cent turnout.
Kavitha Kalvakuntla’s victory was clear in the first round of counting, when she got 532 out of 600 votes. BJP candidate P Laxminarayana and Congress candidate B Subhash Reddy were left far behind.
The former Nizamabad MP’s victory, however, was a inevitable conclusion as the party had enough votes among the elected representatives electorate. The electorate consisted of sarpanches, ward members, municipal councillors, MPTC and ZPTC members and MLAs and MLCs.
In the 2019 parliament elections, Kavitha, who was a sitting MP from Nizamabad, lost in the poll to BJP nominee D Arvind. With this election, Kavitha has come back to playing a more active role in politics. She will take oath as MLC on 14th of this month.