Telangana Election 2018 Highlights: Polling in Telangana concluded with over 67 per cent recorded turnout on Friday. In the last assembly elections, the voter turnout was 69.5 per cent. Immediately after voting ended in the state, multiple media houses put out exit poll numbers for Telangana. According to the exit polls, ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi is projected to retain power in the state. If it happens, TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao will become the chief minister for the second term.
To counter the TRS, Rahul Gandhi-led Congress had joined hands with the Telugu Desam Party, the Telangana Jana Samiti and the Communist Party of India. The TRS and BJP had gone to the polls on their own. The polls in the state were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved prematurely on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state cabinet.