TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, Congress leader Vijayashanti, former Union Ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Ch Vidyasagar Rao are among the candidates who filed their nominations today for elections in Telangana region.
Chandrasekhar Rao, who is contesting both for Lok Sabha and legislative assembly, filed his nomination papers for Medak parliamentary and Gajwel assembly seats.
It could be a smooth sailing for him in Medak as his rivals of Congress and BJP are political greenhorns.
Congress is seen to have given him a walkover by not fielding a heavyweight in Shravan Kumar Reddy in Medak Lok Sabha segment.
Sitting Medak MP and popular actress of yesteryear Vijayashanti, who joined Congress after being expelled by TRS, is the grand old party's nominee for Medak assembly seat.
BJP national vice president and former Union Minister Dattatreya is fighting again from Secunderabad which he held twice.
Vidyasagar Rao, who had served as Union Minister of State for Home in NDA government, is BJP candidate from Karimnagar.
The last day for filing of nominations witnessed a heavy rush of candidates to submit their papers.