KT Rama Rao reclaims Sircilla for third time
Telangana IT Minister KTR won with a huge majority in his constituency sircilla against Congress Candidate K.K. Mahender Reddy. KTR is serving legislator since 2009, in 2010 by election and 2014 elections KTR was contesting and has won from sircilla with a majority of 89,009 votes. KTR conveyed his victory message by thanking to all the people of siscilla.
Not just in Sircilla, KTR has been the face of the government in state. He has been lauded for introducing several IT and startup-friendly policies and initiatives in the state, right from setting up an innovation cell to the establishment of startup engine T-Hub, which helped put Hyderabad on the global startup map.
In 2009, Mahender Reddy, a TRS rebel who contested as an Independent candidate, lost by a razor-thin margin of 171 votes to KTR. KTR, then MLA, was one of 12 MLAs to resign from his seat in 2010 over the demand for a separate Telangana state.
This year, however, he was fielded by Congress owing to the popularity he enjoyed for his work in the constituency. But this has been trumped by KTR’s popularity in the constituency.