HYDERABAD: Incumbent Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which swept Assembly elections in December last year, won nine Lok Sabha seats, the BJP four and the Congress three Lok Sabha seats as the results were declared till late evening on Thursday.
The results were seen as a big setback to the TRS, which was looking to sweep the polls in the company of AIMIM-led by Asaduddin Owaisi, who won from Hyderabad by defeating his BJP rival Bhagavanth Rao. Amid expectations of a clean sweep by the ruling TRS, the BJP pulled off surprise wins in Telangana, winning four Lok Sabha seats.
TRS had kicked off its campaign for the Parliament elections, declaring that it aims to win 16 seats (leaving Hyderabad to ally AIMIM) to play a key role at the Centre. It had also predicted that neither the NDA nor UPA would get a majority on its own. BJP nominees emerged victorious in Adilabad (neighbouring Maharashtra), Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituencies Thursday.
What makes BJP's win more surprising is the party had lost security deposits in more than 100 out of the total 119 segments in the Assembly polls in December last year. BJP's win in Secunderabad did not come as a surprise as it is represented by the party (former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya) in the outgoing Lok Sabha.
BJP candidate in Adilabad Soyam Bapu Rao had joined the party just ahead of Lok Sabha elections and Adilabad is not a known party stronghold. BJP nominee in Karimnagar Bandi Sanjay Kumar, who lost the Telangana Assembly polls, is known for his strong Hindutva moorings.
Sanjay Kumar's Congress rival Ponnam Prabhakar, who is a working president of the Congress in Telangana, claimed that certain comments of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao made at Karimnagar on Hindus led to BJP's win. Karimnagar was earlier represented in the Lok Sabha by Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The biggest morale booster for BJP, however, came from Nizamabad, where its nominee Aravind Dharmapuri defeated Chief Minister Rao's daughter and sitting TRS MP K Kavitha.
BJP fought the Lok Sabha seats in Telangana without any alliances. A jubilant state BJP president K Laxman hailed the party's wins in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Secunderabad and Nizamabad. "There is a massive response in Telangana. First time in the political history of Telangana for BJP, we are winning four Lok Sabha seats on our own and not less than 19 per cent votes. I feel proud as BJP's president," he said.
Post reorganisation, Telangana on April 11 witnessed polling in the first phase and an estimated 61 per cent of voters cast their ballot for the 443 candidates in the fray.
It may be recalled that TRS chief KCR, as he is popularly known among his supporters, has been trying to cobble up an anti-BJP, anti-Congress ‘federal front’, but has so far received a lukewarm response from bigwigs like Mamata Banerjee and DMK chief MK Stalin.
Here are the live updates on Lok Sabha election results from Telangana:-
# Here are the latest election result from Telangana (11.50 PM)
#Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President N Uttam Kumar Reddy and BJP's Bandi Sanjay Kumar were elected from their respective constituencies. Bandi Kumar defeated B Vinod Kumar (TRS), who was deputy floor leader of the TRS in Lok Sabha, in Karimnagar by 89,508 votes. Uttam Kumar Reddy, currently a member of the Legislative Assembly from Huzurnagar, won the Nalgonda seat by a margin of 25,682 votes over his TRS rival V Narasimha Reddy.
#TRS nominee M Srinivas Reddy won Mahbubnagar Lok Sabha seat by 77,829 votes. He defeated BJP candidate and former minister D K Aruna, who switched over the Amit Shah-led party from the Congress just before the polls from Congress.
#TRS candidate from Nagarkurnool P Ramulu won the seat by defeating Congress member Mallu Ravi by 189748 votes.
#Kotha Prabhakar Reddy, TRS nominee in Medak, won by 3.16 lakh votes over his Congress rival Anil Kumar Gali, while it's Warangal candidate Dayakar Pasunoori was declared elected by 3.50 lakh votes over his Congress rival Dommati Sambaiah.
#TRS candidate Kavitha Malothu won Mahabubabad by 1,46,663 votes. She defeated Balaram Naik Porika of Congress.
#Here Is The List Of Winning/Leading candidates In Telangana (9.50 PM)
Candidate: Party: Constituency: Margin
Adilabad SOYAM BAPU RAO BJP 58560 Result Declared
Bhongir KRV Reddy INC 5219 Result Declared
CHELVELLA Dr. G. Ranjith Reddy TRS 14772 Leading
Hyderabad ASADUDDIN OWAISI AIMIM 282186 Result Declared
Karimnagar B SANJAY KUMAR BJP 89508 Result Declared
Khammam NAMA NAGESWR RAO TRS 168062 Leading
Mahabubabad Kavitha Malothu TRS 146663 Result Declared
Malkajgiri AR REVANTH REDDY INC 10919 Result Declared
Medak Kotha Prabhakar Reddy TRS 316427 Result Declared
Nagarkurnool POTHUGANTI RAMULU TRS 189748 Result Declared
Nalgonda UTTAM KUMAR REDDY INC 25682 Result Declared
Nizamabad ARVIND DHARMAPURI BJP 70875 Leading
Peddapalle Venkatesh Netha Borlakunta TRS 95180 Result Declared
Secundrabad G. KISHAN REDDY BJP 62114 Leading
Warangal DAYAKAR PASUNOORI TRS 350298 Result Declared
Zahirabad BB PATIL TRS 6229 Result Declared
# As of now, Telangana Rashtra Samithi has won 5 seats and is leading on 4 seats, BJP has won 1 and is leading in 3 while the INC has won 1 and is leading on 2.
#Here are the latest Election Results:
98 results have been declared of which 61 have gone to BJP, 17 to INC, 4 to TRS, 3 to DMK, 2 to JKNC, SAD and Shiv Sena, 1 each to AITC, NCP, LJSP, BSP, JD(U) & JD (S). Of the remaining 444 seats, BJP leading in 241 seats, INC in 34, AITC in 21, DMK in 20, Shiv Sena in 16 and YSRC in 22 seats.
# Here are the latest Lok Sabha election results from EC: 58 results have been declared of which 37 have gone to BJP, 10 to INC, 2 to TRS, 1 each to DMK, JKNC, NCP, LJSP, BSP, Shiv Sena, JD(S). Of the remaining 484 seats, BJP is leading in 272, INC in 40, AITC in 23, DMK in 22, ShivSena in 17, YSRC in 22 seats.
58 results have been declared of which 37 have gone to BJP,10 to INC,2 to TRS,1 each: DMK,JKNC,NCP,LJSP,BSP,Shiv Sena,JD(S).Of d remaining 484 const.,BJP leading in272,INC in 40,AITC in 23,DMK in 22,ShivSena in 17,YSRC in 22 const. Here’s looking at #MadhyaPradesh & #UttarPradesh pic.twitter.com/kxg9cVlQGz
— Election Commission #DeshKaMahatyohar (@ECISVEEP) May 23, 2019
# Here are the latest Lok Sabha elections 2019 Results from the ECI: 49 results declared 30 (BJP), 10(INC), 2 (TRS), 1 each to DMK, JKNC, NCP, LJSP, BSP, JD (S). Of the remaining 493 parliamentary constituencies, BJP is leading in 272, INC in 40, AITC in 23, DMK in 22, Shiv Sena in 18, YSRC in 22, BJD in 12, JD(U) in 16 and BSP in 10.
49 results declared-30(BJP)10(INC), 2(TRS),1 each-DMK,JKNC,NCP,LJSP,BSP,JD (S).Of the remaining 493 const.,BJP leading in 272,INC in 40,AITC in 23,DMK in 22,Shiv Sena in 18,YSRC in 22,BJD in 12,JD(U) in 16&BSP in 10 const. Here’s looking at #Telangana #Punjab #Kerala #Lakshadweep pic.twitter.com/hSwPynOJBm
— Election Commission #DeshKaMahatyohar (@ECISVEEP) May 23, 2019
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP candidate, Bandi Sanjay Kumar wins from Karimnagar, Telangana.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: TRS candidate, Manne Srinivas Reddy has won from Mahbubnagar, Telangana, says ECI.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: INC candidate, Uttam Kumar Reddy Nalamada has won from Nalgonda, Telangana.
Lok Sabha election results 2019: TRS wins two seats, leading on 7, while BJP and Congress have won 1 seat each. (Trends/Results from EC around 6.25 PM).
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Former union minister Renuka Chowdary trailing by 1.43 lakh votes in Khammam to TRS nominee N Nageswara Rao.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Party-wise position in Telangana at 4 PM: Total seats: 17; Trends available: 17; TRS 8, BJP 4, Congress 4, AIMIM 1.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: AIMIM chief Owaisi is leading by 2.53 lakh votes against BJP rival Bhagavanth Rao in Hyderabad.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: K Prabhakar Reddy (Medak) and Dayakar Pusunoori (Warangal) of TRS leading in their respective constituencies by 3.11 lakh and 3.45 lakh votes, respectively.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: K Chandrasekhar Rao-led party is ahead in eight LS constituencies, BJP in four and Congress in four.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Nizamabad has been in news after 185 candidates, including 178 farmers, demanding a remunerative price for turmeric and setting up of a Turmeric Board, had jumped in the poll fray.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: The Chief Minister's daughter K Kavitha was trailing in Nizamabad by over 40,000 votes to BJP's D Arvind.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: TRS had won 11 of a total of 17 LS seats, INC 2, and the BJP, TDP, YSRCP and AIMIM winning one seat each in 2014.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Sitting Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi leading by 1.5 lakh votes.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: G Kisan Reddy, BJP's state unit president, is leading in Secundrabad parliamentary constituency by a margin of over 36,000 votes.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP is also leading in Karimnagar, Adilabad, and Nizamabad parliamentary constituencies by a margin of over 20,000 votes.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Congress state president Uttam Kumar Reddy Nalamada is leading in Nalgonda seat.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: CM K Chandrashekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha trailing from Nizamabad, BJP candidate Dharmapuri Arvind leading by over 31,000 votes in Telangana.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: TRS candidates are leading in constituencies like Peddapalle, Zahirabad, Medak, Chevella, Warangal.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: The Congress is leading only in Nalgonda.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: TRS is currently leading in 11 of 17 Lok Sabha seats.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: KCR’s daughter Kavitha is trailing in Nizamabad.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: TRS nominee BB Patil is leading in Zaheerabad by 680 votes over his Congress nominee Madan Mohan.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is leading in Hyderabad.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: The ruling TRS in Telangana is ahead of its rivals in 11 of total 17 Lok Sabha constituencies, as per the trends available from the EC.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: KCR's TRS ahead in early trends, BJP close second.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Postal ballot counting has started across Telangana.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Holiday declared in Telangana for counting.
# Lok Sabha election results 2019: Counting of votes has begun in Telangana.