Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leader T Harish Rao on Friday set a record in Andhra Pradesh's electoral politics by retaining his Siddipet assembly seat in the by-elections by a margin of over 95,000 votes.
He was elected with a margin of 95,858 votes, breaking the record of late former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, who was re-elected from Pulivendula constituency in Kadapa district last year with a margin of 68,681.
Harish Rao came second in last year's elections in terms of victory margin with 64,677 votes.
The candidates of both the ruling Congress and main opposition Telugu Desam Party in Siddpet constituency in Medak district lost their deposits.
Harish Rao is the nephew of TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao and has been winning the seat ever since the latter moved to the Lok Sabha after the 2004 elections.