K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is headed towards securing absolute majority in Assembly elections 2018. The TRS won 88 seats while the Congress-led Prajakutami was far behind, winning just 21 seats. The BJP and others won on one and nine seats respectively.
Unlike Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, the youngest state of India, Telangana, witnessed a multi-corner contest in Assembly elections 2018. Most of the exit polls have predicted that K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will emerge victorious in the state. However, joint opposition alliance Prajakutami – comprising the Telugu Desam Party, the Congress, the Telangana Jana Samithi and the CPI – is expected to give a tough fight to KCR. Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM has already declared that the party will give full support to KCR’s TRS. Apart from KCR, those in the race for chief ministership in Telangana are Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy, the state unit chief of the Congress party, and M Kodandaram, the founder of Telangana Jana Samithi, which is a constituent of the Prajakutami.
Here are the highlight:
# Thank you for joining us for the live updates.
# As counting of votes for Telangana Assembly elections conclused, TRS won 88 seats, Congress 19 seats, AIMIM 7 seats, BJP 1 seat and Others bagged 4 seats.
# KCR speaks after huge victory in Telangana, says the TRS ran a "positive campaign". "People have voted for development, will make Telangana progress," says the TRS chief.
# Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrsekhar Rao reaches Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) headquarters in Hyderabad:
Telangana: K Chandrsekhar Rao arrives at party headquarters in Hyderabad, he won from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes. TRS is leading on 77 seats in the state. #AssemblyElectionResults2018 pic.twitter.com/Gry1skemYj
— ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018
# As per the latest trends from Telangana at 4.20 pm, the TRS is leading on 77 seats while it has won nine seats. The Congress-led Prajakutami has won two seats and is leading on 21 seats. The BJP is leading on one seat.
# Telangana caretaker minister and TRS candidate Talasani Srinivas Yadav wins from Sanath Nagar constituency by 30,217 votes.
# Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wins from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes.
# Latest trens from Telangana at 2 pm: TRS - 84, Prajakutami - 24, BJP - 3, Others - 8
# Latest trends at 1.41 pm: TRS - 84, Prakutami - 23, BJP - 3, Others - 8.
# "The losing party always says the EVMs have been tampered with, this is absolutely false. Even the CEC in a press meeting yesterday said that it is not possible to tamper EVMs. People have given victory to TRS, what Congress is claiming is false," says Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP and K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha.
# Official ECI trends from Telangana: TRS leading on 90 seats, Congress leading on 16 seats, AIMIM on 5 seats, BJP leading on 1 seat, and others on 3 seats in Telangana.
# As per trends from all 119 seats, TRS has secured absolute majority with leads on 90 seats while the Congress-led Prajakutami is far behind, leading on 22 seats. The BJP and others are leading on two and five seats respectively.
# The latest trends on 114 out of 119 seats in Telangana - TRS leading on 90 seats, Congress-led Prajakutami leading on 15, BJP on four and others on five.
# The latest trend from Telangana shows a completely different picture, with the TRS leading on 78 seats and the Congress on 12. The BJP is leading on four seats while others are leading on six.
# As per trends on 80 seats in Telangana, the Congress-led Prajakutami is leading on 38 seats while the TRS is close second with leads on 34 seats.
# Trends pour in from 69 seats in Telangana and suggest a tough contest - TRS leading on 31 seats while Congress-led Prajakutami leading on 30 seats. The BJP leading on three seats and others on five.
# As per trends from 27 seats, the Prajakutami is leading from 10 seats while the TRS leading from 9. The BJP is also leading from two seats.
# Telangana Rashtra Samithi leading on two seats in Telangana, Congress leading on one.
# Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Congress leading on one seat each in Telangana.
# J Ramanna of TRS is leading from Adilabad Assembly seat in Telangana.