Telangana Election Results 2018: After huge win, KCR eyes national politics9 min read . Updated: 12 Dec 2018, 01:12 AM IST
Telangana and its capital city Hyderabad came under a wave of pink on Tuesday, when the K. Chandrashekar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) pulled off a massive victory against the Congress-led grand alliance.
Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is all set to form the government in the state for the second time. KCR won by over 50,000 votes from the Gajwel assembly constituency. His son KTR Rama Rao snatched victory from the Congress led grand alliance in Sircilla.
KCR led Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) won 88 seats of the 119 assembly seats, according the Election Commission website. Congress won 19 seats.
Telangana, the youngest state of India, went to polls on December 7 to elect its second assembly. This is the first election in Telangana after the state was created in 2014. Around 70 per cent people exercised their voting rights in Telangana Assembly Elections, according to the Election Commission.
Telangana was supposed to have its second election in May, 2019. However, the chief minister of the state, K Chandrasekhar Rao, dissolved the assembly in September 2018 and announced for early election.
Major political parties:
Telangana Rashtra Samiti , Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Congress, Telangana Jana Samithi, Communist Party of India, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and BJP — are the major political parties contesting for the 119 seats in Telanagana seats. Congress, TDP, TJS and CPI formed a grand alliance ‘Praja Kutami’ to defeat K Chandrasekhar Rao’s TRS. BJP is contesting alone. A total of 1,821 candidates participated in the poll fray.
— KCR won by over 50,000 votes from the Gajwel assembly constituency
— AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi wins from Chandrayan Gutta constituency
— KCR cabinet minister T Srinivas Yadav wins from Sanath Nagar seat
— T Harish Rao won by securing 1,31,295 votes from Siddipet
— KTR Rama Rao snatched victory from the Congress led grand alliance in Sircilla seat.
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— Owaisi is a very good intellectual of this country, he is not a fundamentalist: KCR
— People are demanding that I should play a role in Andhra politics: KCR
— India needs to tackle arrogance of BJP and Congress, says KCR
Every section voted for us: KCR
— Every section BC’s, SC’s Dalits, minorities all voted for us.....The vote we have got is a positive vote: KCR
“Determined to bring irrigation water for 1 crore acres": KCR
—KCR says, “During this term Telangana people have aspired for thousands of dreams..we should fulfil that. I am determined to bring irrigation water for 1 crore acres through the Kaleshwaram project".
— We have a huge responsibility: KCR
Just like the spectacular victory, we also have a huge responsibility....We want a healthy Telangana, will take steps to ensure that this happens: KCR
— People reposed faith in KCR leadership: T Harish Rao
“The people reposed faith in the leadership of our chief minister and they did not believe in the disinformation campaign of the opposition," said T Harish Rao, a minister and nephew of Chandrasekhar Rao. T Harish Rao won the Siddipet seat by a staggering 1,18,499 votes said. TRS managed to get an impressive 86 seats so far out of the total 119, leaving the Congress-led alliance behind in the dust
— Congress bags 13 seats in Telangana so far
The Congress has clinched 13 seats so far and is leading in six. Its ally TDP is leading in two seats.
KCR himself bagged over 1.2 lakh votes against the Congress’s Vanteru Pratap Reddy, who secured 63,686 votes.
TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu congratulates KCR. Naidu issued a statement, saying TDP will honor people’s mandate.
— ‘No Cong or BJP in Telangana’: T Harish Rao
Speaking after his victory, Harish Rao said, “There is no Congress or BJP in Telangana. People have reimposed faith in KCR’s leadership. We will re-dedicate ourselves to the welfare of Telangana people." He called it a historic day for TRS and Telangana.
— We need to analyse our failure: Chandrababu Naidu
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) said Tuesday the Congresss-led alliance, of which it is a part, needs to analyse and introspect on the grouping’s “failure" in the Telangana Assembly elections.
“We have to analyse the factors that contributed to the success of TRS and failure of our alliance," said Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, senior leader of TDP, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
— Congress submits complaint to EC, suspects EVMs in Telangana manipulated
Congress submits complaint to Telangana Chief Electoral Officer, raising suspicion that EVMs have been manipulated in the state, reports ANI.
— TRS Legislature Party meeting today to elect KCR as leader
Telangana Rashtra Samithi Legislature Party will hold a meeting in the evening today to elect KCR as its leader, said party sources.
— Grateful, indebted & Humbled, KTR tweets
Thanks Telangana for keeping the faith in KCR Garu & giving us another opportunity to serve you, KT Rama Rao wrote on Twitter.
Nothing is yet clear from the trends. Congratulations to the MLA candidates and the political parties that are winning. But Mahagathbandhan has failed terribly in Telangana: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
“This was expected because the people have accepted the (welfare) schemes (initiated by the government)...the infrastructure that has been built....24-hour power supply and timely pensions," TRS floor leader in the Lok Sabha, A P Jithender Reddy told PTI.
— Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao leading by 17,074 votes in Gajwel seat over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy after sixth round: PTI
— TRS leading in 90 assembly constituencies
The ruling TRS looked set to sweep the assembly polls in Telangana on Tuesday, with its candidates leading in 90 constituencies, leaving People’s Front led by the Congress way behind: PTI
— BJP president K Laxman trailing: PTI
Telangana BJP president K Laxman trailing in Musheerabad segment by 2,710 votes behind TRS nominee M Gopal after second round
Congress leader 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
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao leading by 9,212 votes over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy in Gajwel constituency after the fifth round of counting
The ruling TRS is way ahead of its rivals, taking an early lead in 87 of the 119 assembly constituencies in Telangana.
— KT Rao, son of caretaker Chief Minister KCR, leads in Sircilla
— KCR leading in Gajwel in 3rd round
— N Suhasini of TDP trails in Kukatappally
Nandamuri Suhasini, TDP candidate from Kukatappally, is trailing over the TRS candidate.
— Revanth Reddy of Congress leading in Kodangal
Revanth Reddy of Congress is leading in Kodangal. He is the likely chief ministerial candidate of People’s Front if the alliance forms the government.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is leading by more than 5000 votes in Gajwel
— T Harish Rao of TRS leading in Siddhipet in first round
TRS minister and chief minister KCR’s nephew T Harish Rao leads by 6000 votes in first round in Siddhipet constituency.
— Postal ballot counting: TRS leads in 13 seats
Early trend shows that the ruling TRS is leading in 13 seats. Congress leading in five seats and BJP in one seat
— Firecrackers brought to Congress office in Delhi
— Election officials first took up counting of votes of service voters followed by postal ballots. After that, the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be opened to count the votes polled in polling booths.
— In the 2014 elections, TRS had won 63 seats, the Congress 21, the TDP 15 and the BJP won 5 seats.
—TRS to once again reach out to regional parties to forge unity
“After formation of the government in Telangana, the TRS will once again broach the concept of a federal front to all regional parties", the deputy floor leader of the party in the Lok Sabha B Vinod Kumar told ahead of the result.
—KC Chandrasekhar Rao is contesting from Gajwel seat
Telangana’s caretaker chief minister KC Chandrasekhar Rao is contesting the assembly election from Gajwel seat in Siddipet district
— ‘Will play a vital role in formation of next govt: BJP
The BJP has claimed it would play a ‘vital role’ in the formation of the next government in Telangana.
“I strongly feel that ‘Prajakutami’ (People’s Front) will come to power," Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) president Prof. M Kodandaram told ahead of counting.
Congress leaders have claimed that the alliance would win 75 to 80 seats in the 119-member Assembly, which went to the polls on December 7.
— TRS will form the next government in Telangana on its own strength: AIMIM President
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi Monday said TRS will form the next government in Telangana on its own strength and his party will stand by it and its chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. AIMIM contested eight seats in the December 7 Assembly elections.
— Visuals from Congress Office in Hyderabad