Telangana Election Results 2018: For the 119-member assembly, 60 will be the majority mark.
K Chandrashekar Rao and his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) swept the polls in the state trumping the TDP- Congress alliance in the youngest state of the country, today. TRS won 88 seats in the 119-member assembly giving Chief MInister K Chandrasekhar Rao a landslide majority. The TDP-Congress alliance got 21 seats in total (Congress 19, TDP 2). A poll of exit polls for the 119-member assembly with a majority mark at 60, had predicted a second term for TRS with a healthy majority of 63 seats. The Results went on to prove that KCR's call for early dissolution of the Telangana assembly paid off. Asaduddin Owaisi's party -- AIMIM won 7 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party won just one seat in the state.
Speaking on the Telangana election results, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao 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," KCR was quoted by Press Trust of India as saying. During campaigning, KCR had said that his party would win with "bumper majority". The exit polls also predicted that the TDP-Congress alliance, which claimed to have a "good chemisty", would fall far behind the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. Leads through the day echoed the poll of polls prediction, giving TRS a clear majority with over 80 seats. KCR's daughter K Kavitha, a parliamentarian, said his hard work had paid off. "We are seeing the response of the people. The hard work in four and a half years has paid off," said Ms Kavitha. "Nobody knows Telangana like KCR," she remarked.
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 had predicted. The assembly election in Telangana was to be held in the middle of 2019, but KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, dissolved the state assembly prematurely, pushing forward the election to the end of the year.
Here are the highlights for Telangana election results :
Results for all the 119 seats were declared by the Election Commission. Final figures: Vote share for the 119-member Telangana assembly: Election Results: KCR Raises Chalo Dilli Call After Poll Win On Jai Telangana Plank
K Chandrasekhar Rao's Telangana Rashtra Samithi rode on the twin vehicles of Telangana pride and pro-public welfare schemes to achieve a landslide victory in the state assembly elections, the results for which were declared on Tuesday. The positive showing in the polls also gave a major impetus to the party's aspiration of playing a bigger role in national politics in the years to come.
Just one seat left to be declared in 119-member Telangana assembly, according to the Election Commission. Telangana wins 87 seats, getting a landmark majority in the polls. TDP-Congress won 21 seats, way short of the poll of polls prediction that gave the TDP-Congress alliance 39 seats. Bharatiya Janata Party won one seat, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) won 7 seats.
Congress-TDP 'People's Front', receiving a drubbing in the Telangana assembly elections, Telugu Desam party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said his party would respect the people's verdict.
Chandrababu Naidu congratulated Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on leading his party to an emphatic victory.
"My compliments to Chandrasekhar Rao," Naidu said in a statement.
Besides the Congress and TDP, the People's Front ('Prajakutami') also comprised the TJS, and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
NDTV's Uma Sudhir gives a complete analysis of KCR's second term in Telangana.
K Chandrashekar Rao's TRS party is set to sweep Telangana Assembly polls as predicted by the poll of exit polls for the state. The Telugu Desam Party-Congress alliance saw a rather humiliating defeat in the 40-member assembly that voted on December 7.
Watch the in-depth analysysis.
Who said what on the Telangana Assembly Elections:
Communist Party of India on Telangana Assemble results:
The Communist Party of India on Tuesday alleged that the TRS resorted to "huge distribution of money and liquor" to influence voters, and described the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led party's performance in the assembly polls as a "technical victory and not a moral one".
"It's not expected", CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy told PTI on the Congress-led alliance of which his party, TDP and the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) were a part, coming a cropper in the December 7 polls.
Telangana Results: TRS president and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wins Gajwel assembly constituency by a margin of over 51,000 votes.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi President K Chandrashekhar Rao's track record of never losing an election since 1985 remained intact as he was re-elected from the Gajwel Assembly constituency with a huge margin.
Rahul Gandhi on Telangana Assembly Polls:
Want to congratulate those who won polls in Telangana. Want to also congratulate party workers who stood with the party in times of difficulty, says Congress chief Rahul Gandhi while addressing a press conference in Delhi. Trends showed that Congress is set to scoop two states -- Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, while Madhya Pradesh still seems too tough to call.
I would have preferred a better result in Telangana, but okay.
The opposition is strongly united and will fight together in 2019 polls: Rahul Gandhi.
Speaking on the Telangana election results, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao 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," KCR was quoted by Press Trust of India as saying.
"We are going to play a very crucial role in the national politics...and we will show...we will give a new definition to the national political scenario," he said, as TRS workers broke into celebrations.
"Today's results...Telangana has shown the way to the whole nation. Today, Telangana stands (as) a non-Congress,non-BJP state," KCR was quoted by PTI as saying.
K Chandrashekhar Rao addresses the media after his TRS party sweeps the Telangana polls:
- Satisfied that our manifesto was accepted by all members of the society
- We have managed to work hard and reduce unemployment figures in the country
- People had faith in us and that's why they voted for us. People have voted for development.
- Unity of people is the most important reason for our win.
- We will take Telangana to its pinnacle by our policies
Telangana Election Results:
KT Rama Rao, TRS party chief K Chandrashekar Rao's son, won in his Sircilla constituency with over a lakh votes.
TRS star campaigner had tweeted on the results stating that this was his "highest majority ever" and that he wishes to serve people to the best of his abilities.
Did you know that TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao has a track record of never losing an election since 1985? He reached the TRS office in Hyderabad to a rousing welcome from party workers
Telangana Results: KCR's son KT Rama Rao meets party workers:
Telangana minister KT Rama Rao meets TRS workers at party office in Hyderabad. KT Rama Rao, popularly known as KTR had earlier in the day, tweeted thanking Telangana for "keeping the faith in KCR Garu & giving us another opportunity to serve you".
Chandrababu Naidu's Office on Telangana election results:
T Harish Rao on Telangana Assembly Election Results:
TRS leader and K Chandrashekar Rao's nephew, T Harish Rao today described the party's performance in Telangana assembly elections as the victory of Telangana's self-respect.
Speaking to reporters, T Harish Rao said the poll results showed the people of Telangana have won.
"It's people's victory. They have once again upheld the Telangana pride. KCR has proved correct that people will win," said Mr Harish, who retained his Siddipet seat with a record margin.
The TRS leader said people gave a massive mandate to his party as they believed that Telangana will be safe and prosper under the leadership of KCR.
He also said all conspiracies of the alliance led by Congress and the distribution of money and liquor by them failed to defeat the TRS.
Chandrababu Naidu congratulates K Chandrashekar Rao on election results:
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu who had campaigned extensively in the state, congratulated K Chandrashekar Rao on his victory. Trends showed that the TRS is leading in over 80 seats and the TDP-Congress alliance in a little over 20 seats in the 119-member assembly.
"Congratulating KCR garu for winning the Assembly elections in Telangana," tweeted Chandrababu Naidu.
Updates for Telangana Assembly Election Results:
Election Results: Massive cake being prepped at the Telangana Bhavan as the TRS party is set sweep the Assembly polls in the state. Leads give TRS over 85 seats and the TDP-Congress alliance a little over 20 seats in the 119-member assembly.
In Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao's TRS Strikes Gold
K Chandrashekar Rao's move to dissolve the Telangana assembly appears to have paid off handsomely as his Telangana Rashtra Samithi established a huge lead over the Congress-Chandrababu Naidu alliance in the Telangana assembly elections today. The party is leading in 82 of the state's 119 seats, the alliance in 24.
TRS MP, K Kavitha on Telangana election results:
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.
Rajnath Singh on Telangana Assembly Election Results:
Assembly polls were fought on the basis of the performance of state governments, rejecting the notion that the results would be a reflection on the central government, sais Rajnath Singh. He also pointed out that the Congress-led grand alliance was heading to a "huge defeat" in Telangana, where the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) appeared set to retain to power with a big majority.
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, reports news agency ANI.
KT Rama Rao, TRS minister and son of K Chandrashekar Rao tweeted thanking the people of Telangana. "Grateful, indebted & Humbled," he said thanking Telangana for "keeping the faith in KCR Garu & giving us another opportunity to serve you".
KT Rama Rao, popularly knows as KTR, who had campaigned extensively in the state, replied to Omar Abdullah's congratulatory post and said,
Telangana Election Results 2018:
Telangana Election Results 2018: KCR's TRS Party Takes Big Lead, Looks Set For Huge Win
The ruling TRS looked set to sweep the assembly polls in Telangana today, with its candidates leading in 90 constituencies, leaving challenger People's Front led by the Congress way behind.
Trends were available for all except one of the 119 seats of the state assembly. The Congress, which sew up a four-party coalition, is leading in 15 seats, its ally the TDP in one, while Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM that backed the TRS was leading in five. BJP nominees were ahead of their rivals in four constituencies and others were leading in three.
Election results 2018: As trends show KCR's Telangana Rashtra Samithi leading in close to 90 seats, celebrations begin at the part office in Hyderabad.
Celebrations outside the TRS office in Hyderabad as KCR's party looks set to retain Telangana - pics courtesy ANI
Key candidates from Telangana Rashtra Samithi leading in their respective constituencies. Trends showed the TRS party leading in 90 seats and the TDP-Congress alliance leading in 20 seats.
AIMIM candidate Akbaruddin Owaisi wins Chandrayangutta in Telanagana.
'Party in Pink' celebrates:
Celebrations began at the Telangana Rashtra Samithi's (TRS) headquarters on Tuesday as trends showed the party would get close to 90 seats, giving it a clear majority.
Holding pictures of TRS President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, party workers gathered at the Telangana Bhavan raising slogans of "Jai Telangana" and "KCR Zindabad".
They also burst firecrackers, distributed sweets, while some other enthusiastic workers, including women, were seen dancing.
They said the welfare and development works undertaken during the last four and a half years paid rich dividends to the party, according to IANS.
KCR and his Son K T Rama Rao leading:
TRS chief Chandrashekar Rao was leading by 9,212 votes after the fifth round over his nearest Congres rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy in Gajwel assembly constituency.
His son and minister KT Rama Rao is leading in Sircilla by 15,096 votes after the third round of counting over his Congress rival KK Mahender Reddy.
In Siddipet, KCR's nephew and a minister in the caretaker government T Harish Rao was leading by 26,098 votes over his nearest Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) rival Bhavani Reddy after the fourth round, according to Press Trust of India.
TRS leading in 90 constituencies in Telangana:
The ruling TRS looks to sweep the assembly polls in Telangana, with its candidates leading in 90 constituencies, leaving Congress- TDP way behind.
Trends were available for all but one of the 119 seats of the state assembly, according to Press Trust of India.
The Congress, which sew up a 4-party coalition, is leading in 15 seats, its ally the TDP in one, while Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM that backed the TRS was leading in five.
As TRS surges way past midway mark, NDTV's Uma Sudhir talks to women voters in Telangana.
Top Congress leaders trailing across Telangana:
Several top Congress leaders were trailing in the Telangana Assembly elections, according to news agency IANS.
The party's floor leader in the dissolved Assembly K Jana Reddy and its state Working Presidents Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka and Revanth Reddy were among those who were trailing behind their rivals of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
Another senior Congress leader former Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha was also trailing.
Former ministers Jeevan Reddy and Mohammed Ali Shabbir were also trailing.
Gold for TRS as early leads give it two-third majority:
The gamble for early polls appears to paid off for the Telangana Rashtra Samithi as it appeared to be advancing towards a two-third majority in the 119-member Assembly.
The TRS took early leads in a majority of the constituencies for which trends were available as officials counted the hundreds of thousands of votes, reports news agency IANS.
The ruling party candidates were ahead of their rivals in 82 constituencies while the other major contender for power, the Congress-led People's Front, was leading in just 17 places.
All 119 leads in for Telangana, here is the update on who is leading:
With all 119 leads in, the ruling TRS is way ahead of its rivals, taking an early lead in 87 of the 119 assembly constituencies in Telangana.
According to trends available for 114 segments at 10 AM, the Congress was leading in 14 seats and its ally Telugu Desam Party in one constituency.
The BJP was leading in five constituencies, the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM in four seats and others in three, according to PTI figues.
TRS president and Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was leading by 5,200 votes over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy in Gajwel constituency after the second round.
K Kavitha, daughter of K Chandrashekar Rao
Hard work in the last 4 years has paid off. Politics is all about performing, otherwise you are out. KCR understands that. In his long career, he has performed and that is why he had never lost. The coalition (Congress-TDP alliance) was never a threat. The moment Chandrababu Naidu showcased mahagathbandhan, media attention poured in, but it never worked. Naidu's failure in Andhra showed. KCR understands grassroot politics.
TRS president and Telangana Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao leading by 2,861 votes over his nearest Congress rival Vanteru Pratap Reddy in Gajwel seat after first round.
The poll of exit polls had given a clear edge to TRS, giving it 64 seats, whereas the Congress-led alliance, according to the predictions, would win 41 seats and the BJP - 5 seats.
Leads for Telangana as of 9.30 am:
With leads in for 111 seats, Telangana Rashtra Samiti leads in 80 seats while the TDP-Congress alliance falling behind with just 23 seats. The BJP leads in 4 seats and others at 4
Telangana Assembly Election results:
Rajat Kumar Chief Electoral Officer on Monday said necessary arrangements have been made for the counting.
"Counting will be done after the completion of the full postal ballot count. Counting will be done in the respective constituencies. With the approval of the ECI, the Chief Electoral Officer, will submit the list of winning candidates party-wise to the Governor," Rajat Kumar Chief Electoral Officer was quoted by PTI as saying.
Tight security for counting of votes in Telangana
Counting of the votes in Telangana began at 8 am for the 119-seat assembly amid tight security.
Maiden polls for the assembly were held on December 7 with a voter turnout of 73.20 per cent. The previous polls were held in the united Andhra Pradesh. Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
The assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state Cabinet.
Leads as on 8.45 am:
While Telangana Rashtra Samiti leads in 20 seats, TDP-Congress alliance leads in 12. The BJP, according to initial leads get 1 seat.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, during campaigning, claimed that he would win with a "bumper majority" and that he would like a "non-Congress, non-BJP" government at the centre.
First leads out for Telangana:
TRS leads in one and Congress in 1 in the 119-member assembly. The majority mark is at 60
Outside the chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's office in Hyderabad's Begumpet. Counting for the 119-member assembly elections will begin at 8 am.
What Telangana Chief Minister KCR told NDTV during campaigning:
The 2014 number game:
In 2014 state elections, TRS crossed the halfway mark comfortably but the vote share was a close three-way split between the major parties.
What the exit polls predicted for Telangana:
Out of 11 exit polls, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi has been given outright majority by five. An aggregate of the exit polls have predicted the party will win 67 seats in the 119-member assembly -- well above the majority mark of 60. The alliance of the Congress and Chandrababu Naidu will win 39 seats.
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.
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.
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.