The outcome of counting is set to redefine broad political contours in both the regions. Unified Andhra Pradesh has seen successive Congress governments.
Winning candidates would become members of respective first legislative assemblies of residuary Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, a certainly emotional moment for many.
Bitter campaigning marked the run-up to polls between principal contenders — the Congress and the TRS in Telangana — and the TDP-BJP combine and the YSR Congress Party in Seemandhra (residuary Andhra Pradesh).
The Congress, which had won 33 of total 42 Lok Sabha seats in 2009 polls has seemingly ceded the ground in Seemandhra as the public anger is directed towards the party for dividing Andhra Pradesh.
Prominent candidates in the fray are YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy (Pulivendula assembly seat), TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union ministers MM Pallam Raju, V Kishore Chandra Deo, Panabaka Lakshmi, Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy and S Jaipal Reddy (all from the Congress) and D Purandeswari (BJP).