Telangana-born techie to contest UK election as Labour candidate

Uday Nagaraju, a 55-year-old IT professional born in Telangana, has been nominated as the Labour Party candidate for North Bedfordshire in the UK Parliamentary election set for January 2025. Nagaraju is the founder-director of AI Policy Labs.
Telangana-born techie to contest UK election as Labour candidate
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A Telangana-born man has been nominated to contest the UK Parliamentary election as the Labour Party candidate from North Bedfordshire. Uday Nagaraju, 55, is an IT professional and the founder-director of AI Policy Labs.

Nagaraju announced his candidature on May 14, and has been congratulated by several people, including Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader KT Rama Rao (KTR).

The parliamentary election in the UK will take place in January 2025.

"It's an honour and privilege to be selected as Labour's Parliamentary candidate. Only a Labour government can deliver the change that North Bedfordshire needs. I will give voice to the hard-working people of this community and fight to bring opportunities to the local area," Nagaraju wrote on X about his candidature.

Nagaraju was born into a middle-class family to Nagaraju Hanumantha Rao and Nirmala Devi in Shanigaram, Koheda Mandal, Karimnagar district, Telangana, according to multiple media reports.

As an IT professional, Nagaraju focusses mainly on artificial intelligence (AI). He is the founder and director of AI Policy Labs.

Congratulatory messages poured in after his nomination was announced.

KT Rama Rao (KTR), working president of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and former minister from Telangana, congratulated him, writing, "Many congratulations Uday on your candidature. My best wishes to you," on X.

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Telangana-born techie to contest UK election as Labour candidate

Sarah Owen, Labour MP from Luton North, also congratulated him on X, saying, "Congratulations Uday! Looking forward to running more of Bedfordshire red!"

Source: India Today

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