Telangana Election Results 2018: K Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Monday comfortably retained power in the country’s youngest state with a two-third majority. Both the Maha Kutami comprising Congress, TDP, TJS and CPI, and the BJP failed to dent in the ruling TRS’s popularity. According to the Election Commission’s website, the TRS won 88 seats against 63 seats it had won in 2014. The AIMIM won 7 seats. The Congress bagged just 19 seats against 21 in 2014. The TDP of Chandrababu Naidu won 2 seats. The TDP had contested elections in an alliance with Congress. The BJP won just 1 seat.
With a brute majority for second consecutive term, the TRS chief now has a big task in his hand. The TRS had in manifesto promised reservation for Muslims, providing safe drinking water, farm loan waiver, irrigation projects, 2 BHK-house for people. Interestingly, after the result was announced on Monday, KCR told reporters that he will now play an active role in the national politics and pitched for a non-Congress and non-BJP government in 2019, a move backed by Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM.
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The Congress had just 19 seats in its kitty, two less that what it won in the last polls, while the TDP could win only two against its tally of 15 seats in 2014. The two other coalition partners failed to open their account.
The ‘Praja Kutami’ (People’s Front), a 4-party opposition alliance led by the Congress that included Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP, CPI and the newly formed Telangana Jana Samiti, cut a sorry figure together winning 21 seats.
K Chandrasekhar Rao’s TRS on Tuesday steamrolled a feeble opposition challenge to win the assembly elections by a landslide, riding pro-Telangana sentiments and the success of a raft of populist schemes launched by his government.
TRS nominee M Gopal wins Musheerabad Assembly segment securing 72,919 votes; wrests seat from sitting MLA and Telangana BJP president K Laxman who comes third with 30,769 while the Congress’ Anil Kumar is second with 36,031 votes.
The Asauddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Tuesday won seven of the eight seats it contested in the Telangana assembly polls, retaining its hold in its traditional bastion of the Old City of Hyderabad. All the seven sitting MLAs, including Owaisi’s brother Akbaruddin Owaisi, were re-elected.
Firebrand leader Raja Singh Lodh will be the sole torch-bearer for the BJP in the Assembly as all other party candidates bit the dust in the December 7 Telangana polls. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had, in fact, campaigned for him in the segment.
TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday dedicated the emphatic victory of his party to the people of the state and said the election results would enable it to play a crucial role in national politics. “We dedicate this victory to the people of Telangana. This is a positive vote for us,” Rao, who is set to return as chief minister for a second term, told a press conference.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi has secured a two-thirds majority, winning 81 seats out of the total 119 as per the latest vote count in the assembly elections.
The TRS was leading in six others, leaving the others way behind.
I will actively participate in national politics: KCR after a big victory in Telangana
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM: I say this with all responsibility that K Chandrasekhar Rao has all capabilities & capacities to ensure that a non-Congress govt comes into existence when the next parliament election takes place & this country requires a non-Congress & a non-BJP govt.
Telangana caretaker Minister KT Rama Rao meets Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) workers at party office in Hyderabad.
Telangana: K Chandrsekhar Rao arrives at party headquarters in Hyderabad, he won from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes.
The TRS will form its second successive government in Telangana where it has won a simple majority and is heading for a landslide with its candidates clinching 60 seats and leading in 27 others, in a resounding endorsement of its chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s popularity.
KCR had dissolved the Assembly in September, eight months ahead of schedule, in a political gamble that paid off handsomely, as the party is expected to improve on its previous strength of 63 in the 119-seat Assembly. However, TRS strength had risen to 82 after defections from TDP and Congress before the elections.
The TRS looked set to form its second successive government in Telangana with a thumping majority after taking an unassailable lead, according to the latest vote count on Tuesday, a ringing endorsement of party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s populist policies.
Total seats: 119
Results declared: 94
Trends available: 25
TRS: Won 70, leading 17
Congress: Won 15, leading 5
AIMIM: Won 4, leading 3
BJP: Won 1
TDP: Won 2
In the 2014 election, AIMIM bagged seven seats – Malakpet, Nampally, Karwan, Charminar, Chandrayangutta, Yakutpura, and Bahadurpura.
BJP candidate Amar Singh was leading in Karwan Assembly segment over MIM’s Kausar Mohiuddin by over 6,000 votes after the ninth round.
AIMIM candidates were leading against their nearest rivals in four segments including Malakpet, Charminar, Yakutpura. However, the party nominees were trailing in Karwan and Rajendranagar constituencies in the city.
AIMIM bagged two seats while leading in four others in the city Tuesday as per the latest trends in the counting of votes for the Telangana assembly elections.
AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi won from Chandrayangutta constituency for the fifth time in a row, defeating his nearest BJP rival Syed Shehjadi by a margin of over 80,000 votes.
Mohammed Moazam Khan was declared elected from Bahadurpura constituency here by 82,518 votes against TRS candidate, while four other party candidates were also leading. Khan, who made a hatrick, secured 96,993 votes while Inayath Ali Baqri of TRS managed to get 14,475 votes.
K Kavitha, TRS MP: 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.
Congress delegation submits a complaint to Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar raising suspicions that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been manipulated in the state.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu says, “People recognize that BJP has done nothing in last 5 yrs and moving towards alternative. People are with us in our fight against BJP. These 5 states results will help form a strong alternative to the BJP.”
“TDP respects the mandate of people of Telangana. Congratulations to Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Also, best wishes to all the newly elected public representatives of 5 states.”
Telangana caretaker minister and TRS candidate Talasani Srinivas Yadav wins from Sanath Nagar constituency by 30,217 votes.
TRS President and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wins from Gajwel constituency by over 50,000 votes.
The first two results have gone in favour of the TRS with its candidates M Sanjay Kumar and Sunke Ravishankar winning the Jagtial and Choppadandi seats.
The KCR-led TRS on Tuesday looked set to form its second successive government in Telangana with a thumping majority, with party candidates winning two assembly seats and leading in 90 others, in a body blow to the Congress-led opposition alliance.
The state has a 119-member assembly.
Total seats: 119
Trends available: 119
Total seats: 119
Trends available: 119
Official ECI trends: 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.
Telangana Assembly Election Results 2018: Status Known For 117 out of 119 Constituencies
TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (Gajwel), his son K T Rama Rao (Sircilla) and nephew T Harish Rao (Siddipet) have established handsome leads, as the party’s gamble to go in for early elections seems to be paying off.
The TRS was on course to return to power with a thumping majority in Telangana if the initial trends hold, with party candidates leading in 92 out of the total 119 assembly constituencies.
Telangana state Congress chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy is leading in Huzurnagar constituency by 1,852 votes over his nearest rival Saidi Reddy
of TRS after the third round.
Telangana BJP president K Laxman trailing in Musheerabad segment by 2,710 votes behind TRS nominee M Gopal after second round.
TRS president and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao leading by 17,074 votes in Gajwel seat over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy after sixth round.
Total: 119 Assembly seats
Telangana: TRS members celebrate outside the party office in Hyderabad as the party leads in trends.
Total: 119 Assembly seats