Former Union Minister Balaram Nayak got disqualified by Election Commission:
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Balaram Naik have been disqualified by the Central EC. He was barred from running in the Assembly elections for three years. Balaram Naik, who contested from Mahabubabad in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, was disqualified for not submitting details of election expenses to the Central Electoral Commission within the stipulated time.
As a result, he was disqualified from contesting for both the Houses of Parliament, the Legislature, and the Legislative Council for three years. State Chief Electoral Officer Shashank Goel issued a gazette notification accordingly. Meanwhile, Kalluri Venkateswara Rao, who contested as CPI candidate from Mahabubabad, Bahujan Mukti Party candidate Venkatesh, contesting from Nalgonda, Royyala Srinivasu, an independent candidate, and Hanumantha Reddy, who contested for Shiv Sena from Medak, was also disqualified by the EC.