Hyderabad, Apr 3 UNI | 4 months ago

Majlis-e-ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president Asadudin Owaisi was among the five candidates who filed their nomination papers in two Lok Sabha constituencies on the second day of filing papers for the April 30 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Telangana today.

Four candidates, all independents, filed their nomination papers in Khammam Lok Sabha constituency.

Eleven candidates, mostly independents, also filed their nomination papers from eight assembly constituencies.

Mr Owaisi who is the front runner in the Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency is seeking re-election to retain the seat. A large number of his supporters accompanied him to the Hyderabad district collectorate, where he filed his papers.

The process of filing of nominations is expected to pick up speed once the major political parties announce the lists of their nominees.

The state will go to polls in two phases -- April 30, May 7.

(Posted on 04-04-2014)