Telanagana results 2018: For Telangana's 119-member assembly, 60 seats will be the majority mark.
Telangana, the youngest Indian state is all set for the crucial verdict on the battle between the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) led by Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) and Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) Chandrababu Naidu, in alliance with the Congress. A poll of exit polls for the 119-member assembly with a majority mark at 60, gave KCR's Telugu Desam Party a second term with a healthy majority of 63 seats.
The Congress, which for the first time tied up with long-time rival Chandrababu Naidu, will get only 39 of the state's 119 seats, way below the majority mark of 60, the poll of exit polls predicted. Others which is expected to include Asaduddin Owaisi's party — AIMIM, will get 8 seats, an aggregate of exit polls predicted.
Here are the live updates for Assembly election results in Telangana:
Dec 11, 201807:41 (IST)
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Dec 11, 201807:40 (IST)Telangana battle of polls:
K Chandrashekar Rao: Telangana Rashtra Samiti
The ruling party of the newly-formed state, popularly known as KCR. His party looks to make a comeback and get a second term. His fight is up against Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party which allied with Congress.
Chandrababu Naidu: Telugu Desam Party + Congress
Telugu Desam Party or TDP, that rules in Andhra Pradesh looks to work on the anti-incumbency factor and hold both the states that were once together before it was separated. Chandrababu Naidu broke off his alliance with the BJP and joined hands with the Congress, who were once rivals.
Rahul Gandhi also played a crucial role in campaigning in the state. In an historic rally, TDP's Chandrababu Naidu and Rahul Gandhi held a rally together where Rahul Gandhi said the chemistry between the two allies is "very good". Bharatiya Janata Party
The BJP made a debut entry in Telangana with high pitch campaigning by PM Modi, party chief Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath among other prominent figures. Dec 11, 201807:16 (IST) Assembly elections in Telangana was to be held in the middle of 2019, but the chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, popularly known as KCR, dissolved the state assembly prematurely, pushing forward the election to the end of the year.
Dec 11, 201806:44 (IST) Telangana that voted on December 7, saw intense campaigning with big names like PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi making their debut rallies in the state. For the 199-member assembly, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is seeking a second term in power, is facing challenge from the combined forces of the Congress and Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party. The two parties have joined forces for the first time, contending that the opposition needs to come together if they want to beat the BJP.No more content CommentsSource Article