For the second time the MLC elections from Assembly segment prove to be an acid test for Kiran Govt.
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and state PCC cheif Botsa Satyanarayana are once again running to Delhi to get high commands intervention.
Of the ten MLCs retiring on March 29, five are of Congress and three of TDP. The election, if required, is slated for March 21 and the last date for filing nominations is March 11.
The YSR Congress and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti have already announced one candidate each for the Council election though they do not have sufficient strength in the assembly and depend heavily on cross voting from TDP and the Congress.
The Congress with an actual strength of 155 in the 294-member Assembly is now doubtful of bagging the fifth seat as eight of its MLAs have rebelled against the party.
Four of the eight rebels have submitted their resignations to Assembly Speaker Nadendla Manohar.