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Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan elections Updates: The stage is set for a high-decibel election battle in the states of Telangana, Chattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.

 LIVE UPDATES: Rajasthan elections Chattisgarh Telangana assembly polls 2018 UPDATES: In Telangana, which is going to its second-ever elections, there is a three corner battle between the BJP, Congress and ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samiti.

Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan elections Updates: The stage is set for a high-decibel election battle in the states of Telangana, Chattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan. In Telangana, which is going to its second-ever elections, there is a three corner battle between the BJP, Congress and ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samiti. Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader KT Rama Rao expressed confidence that his party would play an important role in government formation after the Lok Sabha elections next year. Rama Rao is the son of K Chandrasekhar Rao. The state of Chattisgarh is also headed for a neck and neck battle between the Congress and BJP. In Rajasthan, a dominant BJP may find it tough to retain the power this time while Mizoram will see a three-corner contest between the Congress, BJP and MNF.

Today’s highlights:

1) Telangana: Congress to contest 95 seats, leaves 24 for allies

The Congress would contest 95 seats in the coming elections to the 119-member Telangana assembly, leaving the remaining to partners of the proposed grand alliance, AICC In-Charge of the state R C Khuntia said Thursday. The list of the party candidates would be released on November 8 or 9, he told reporters in New Delhi. The Congress, Telugu Desam Party, Telangana Jana Samithi and CPI have decided to forge an alliance for the December 7 elections and are currently engaged in seat-sharing talks.

2 )Telangana: BJP announces 2nd list of candidates

The BJP has announced candidates for 28 assembly seats in Telangana. The list was finalised at the BJP’s central election committee meeting Thursday night that was chaired by party president Amit Shah and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others.

3) Rajasthan elections: Opinion poll predicts ‘clear majority’ for Congress

The Congress is likely to unseat the BJP in the upcoming Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, according to a news channel’s pre-poll survey. The survey was telecast on Thursday on India TV. In the 200-seat Rajasthan assembly, Congress may win 110 to 120 seats, while the Bhartiya Janata Party may win 70 to 80 seats.

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  • 18:12 (IST)

    Telangana Elections: Congress to contest 95 seats, leaves 24 for allies

    The Congress would contest 95 seats in the coming elections to the 119-member Telangana assembly, leaving the remaining to partners of the proposed grand alliance, AICC In-Charge of the state R C Khuntia said Thursday. The list of the party candidates would be released on November 8 or 9, he told reporters in New Delhi. The Congress, Telugu Desam Party, Telangana Jana Samithi and CPI have decided to forge an alliance for the December 7 elections and are currently engaged in seat-sharing talks. "We will fight in 95 seats and the rest will go to the other alliance partners. Of the 95 seats, we were supposed to take up 62 seats for discussion today, but took up only 57 seats. Rest will be taken up latter. The full list will be declared on November 8 night or November 9," Khuntia said.

  • 16:54 (IST)

    Telangana Elections: BJP declares 2nd list of candidates

    The BJP has announced candidates for 28 assembly seats in Telangana. The list was finalised at the BJP's central election committee meeting Thursday night that was chaired by party president Amit Shah and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others.

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Rajasthan elections: Opinion poll predicts 'clear majority' for Congress

    The Congress is likely to unseat the BJP in the upcoming Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, according to a news channel's pre-poll survey. The survey was telecast on Thursday on India TV. In the 200-seat Rajasthan assembly, Congress may win 110 to 120 seats, while the Bhartiya Janata Party may win 70 to 80 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may win 1 to 3 seats, while others may win 7 to 9 seats, the survey said. The 'Others' include Rashtriya Loktantra Party, Bharat Vahini Party and the Independents. In the last assembly polls in Rajasthan in 2013, BJP had won 163, Congress had won 21, BSP had won 3 and Others had won 13 seats. Polling in Rajasthan will be held on December 7. The results will be announced on December 11. The pre-poll survey was conducted between October 16 and 29 with the participation of 8,040 people. "The results are subject to a margin of error of 2.5 per cent," India TV said in a statement.

  • 15:28 (IST)

    Telangana election: TRS, BJP slam Chandrababu Naidu over meeting with Rahul Gandhi

    The Telangana Rashtra Samithi and BJP Thursday attacked Telugu Desam Party over party chief N Chandrababu Naidu's meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, saying the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was going against the principles on which TDP was founded. Congress and TDP have come together for the December 7 Assembly elections only to trouble TRS and its president K Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS MP B Vinold Kumar claimed. "Chandrababu Naidu's behaviour is totally against what N T Rama Rao had spoken then and the basic principles for which that party was started," he told reporters here.

    PTI

11:03 (IST) 03 Nov 2018
Telangana: 55,000 police personnel for polls

Nearly 55,000 police personnel would be deployed to ensure peaceful polling, while 24 companies ofCentral Armed Police Forces (CAPF) had already arrived.

11:01 (IST) 03 Nov 2018
TJS talks with Rahul Gandhi

Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) chief M Kodandaram Friday held talks with Congress president Rahul Gandhi on firming up an alliance for the December 7 assembly elections in the state, PTI reported. TJS is a partner in the proposed "grand alliance" (comprising Congress, TDP, CPI and TJS) for the polls.

18:12 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Telangana Elections: Congress to contest 95 seats, leaves 24 for allies

The Congress would contest 95 seats in the coming elections to the 119-member Telangana assembly, leaving the remaining to partners of the proposed grand alliance, AICC In-Charge of the state R C Khuntia said Thursday. The list of the party candidates would be released on November 8 or 9, he told reporters in New Delhi. The Congress, Telugu Desam Party, Telangana Jana Samithi and CPI have decided to forge an alliance for the December 7 elections and are currently engaged in seat-sharing talks. "We will fight in 95 seats and the rest will go to the other alliance partners. Of the 95 seats, we were supposed to take up 62 seats for discussion today, but took up only 57 seats. Rest will be taken up latter. The full list will be declared on November 8 night or November 9," Khuntia said.

17:35 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Telangana Elections: Baddam Bal Reddy, Endala Lakshminarayana in BJP's 2nd list of candidates

BJP Friday released its second list of 28 candidates for the coming Telangana assembly elections. Baddam Bal Reddy and Endala Lakshminarayana, MLAs in the undivided Andhra Pradesh assembly, are among the prominent in the list. Bal Reddy, who had earlier represented Karwan in Hyderabad, would contest from Rajendranagar. The assembly segment mainly comprises areas on the periphery of Hyderabad.

16:54 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Telangana Elections: BJP declares 2nd list of candidates

The BJP has announced candidates for 28 assembly seats in Telangana. The list was finalised at the BJP's central election committee meeting Thursday night that was chaired by party president Amit Shah and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi among others.

16:29 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Rajasthan elections: Opinion poll predicts 'clear majority' for Congress

The Congress is likely to unseat the BJP in the upcoming Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, according to a news channel's pre-poll survey. The survey was telecast on Thursday on India TV. In the 200-seat Rajasthan assembly, Congress may win 110 to 120 seats, while the Bhartiya Janata Party may win 70 to 80 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may win 1 to 3 seats, while others may win 7 to 9 seats, the survey said. The 'Others' include Rashtriya Loktantra Party, Bharat Vahini Party and the Independents. In the last assembly polls in Rajasthan in 2013, BJP had won 163, Congress had won 21, BSP had won 3 and Others had won 13 seats. Polling in Rajasthan will be held on December 7. The results will be announced on December 11. The pre-poll survey was conducted between October 16 and 29 with the participation of 8,040 people. "The results are subject to a margin of error of 2.5 per cent," India TV said in a statement.

16:06 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Rajasthan Elections: LJP to contest on all 200 seats in Rajasthan if talks with BJP fails

The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will contest on all 200 Assembly seats in Rajasthan in the upcoming polls if talks of alliance on 15 seats with the BJP fail to yield any result, a party leader said Thursday. The party wants to ally with the BJP on 15 seats. The matter was discussed with the state BJP president Madan Lal Saini but the talks did not yield any result, LJP state president Suraj Kumar Burhadia said at a press conference here.

15:28 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
Telangana election: TRS, BJP slam Chandrababu Naidu over meeting with Rahul Gandhi

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi and BJP Thursday attacked Telugu Desam Party over party chief N Chandrababu Naidu's meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, saying the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was going against the principles on which TDP was founded. Congress and TDP have come together for the December 7 Assembly elections only to trouble TRS and its president K Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS MP B Vinold Kumar claimed. "Chandrababu Naidu's behaviour is totally against what N T Rama Rao had spoken then and the basic principles for which that party was started," he told reporters here.

PTI

15:22 (IST) 02 Nov 2018
BJP releases 24 candidates for Mizoram, 28 candidates for Telangana

The Bharatiya Janata Party has released list of 28 candidates for Telangana and 24 for Mizoram. The saffron party has also released a list of 177 candidates of Madhya Pradesh. This list could be checked in FE's separate blog covering MP elections.

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