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.
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.