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Telangana Assembly Election Results 2018

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Rumblings of discontent have begun to surface within the Telangana Congress against continuation of the grand alliance with TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi after K Chandrasekhar Rao’s TRS swept the assembly elections.(PTI/File Photo)

After loss in Telangana, many Congress leaders want to end alliance with TDP

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 07:14 AM IST
The TRS swept the Telangana assembly polls winning 88 out of 119 seats. The Congress won 19 out of the 100 seats it contested. Its alliance partner TDP won two seats. The other allies, Telangana Jana Samithi and CPI could not win any seats.
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attend a meeting of opposition parties at Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi, India, on Monday, December 10, 2018. (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attend a meeting of opposition parties at Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi, India, on Monday, December 10, 2018. (File Photo)(HT PHOTO)

‘Ready to accept your return gift’: Chandrababu Naidu’s retort to KCR

By Gali Nagaraja | Hindustan Times, Vijayawada
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 07:23 AM IST
Naidu, whose Telugu Desam Party had contested the December 7 Telangana assembly elections as part of the Congress-led grand alliance, also said that he had never worked against the interests of Telangana.
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Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Amravati November 10.(PTI Photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Amravati November 10.(PTI Photo)

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu biggest loser in Maha Kootami decimation

By Gali Nagaraja and Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 12:18 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh chief minister had staked his personal prestige and political capital in trying to defeat the K Chandrashekar Rao-led TRS in his own bastion.
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Deserted look inside Congress headquarters, Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Deserted look inside Congress headquarters, Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Telangana assembly election results 2018: What didn’t work for Maha Kootami

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 06:25 PM IST
Telangana assembly election results 2018: TRS president KCR, who addressed over 100 election rallies in a span of a month, drove home the point that the Congress-TDP alliance would spell doom for Telangana. He pointed out how Congress tried to stall developmental programmes of Telangana by filing over 400 petitions in various courts.
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Deserted look outside Congress headquarters, Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana on Tuesday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Deserted look outside Congress headquarters, Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana on Tuesday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Assembly election results: Despite loss in Telangana, Congress vote share goes up, TDP suffers

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 06:24 PM IST
This time, the Congress contested in only 100 seats, including friendly contests in four seats. Yet, it won 19 seats and its vote share has gone up to 28.4%.
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TRS leader K Chandrashekar Rao addresses the media after the party's victory in Assembly elections, in Hyderabad on December 11.(PTI Photo)
TRS leader K Chandrashekar Rao addresses the media after the party's victory in Assembly elections, in Hyderabad on December 11.(PTI Photo)

KCR wins by heavy margin, Congress distant second in Telangana

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 07:53 AM IST
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi won 88 seats in the 119-member assembly.
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Coining a new ‘BJP-mukt and Congress-mukt India’ slogan, Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrashekhar Rao said on Tuesday a new national party as a consortium of regional parties may emerge “very soon”.(PTI File Photo)
Coining a new ‘BJP-mukt and Congress-mukt India’ slogan, Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrashekhar Rao said on Tuesday a new national party as a consortium of regional parties may emerge “very soon”.(PTI File Photo)

Assembly elections results 2018: KCR calls for ‘BJP-mukt, Congress-mukt’ India

By Indo Asian News Service | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 08:14 AM IST
The TRS leader said he and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi would visit various parts of the country to interact with cross-section of people and bring them on a common platform.
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Assembly election results 2018: Out of the five states which went to polls in this election cycle, Telangana was the only one which had an umbrella coalition of anti-BJP parties.(HT File Photo)
Assembly election results 2018: Out of the five states which went to polls in this election cycle, Telangana was the only one which had an umbrella coalition of anti-BJP parties.(HT File Photo)

Assembly election results 2018: Big boost for TRS in seat, vote shares as Opposition alliance suffers

By Abhishek Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 12:59 PM IST
The combined vote share of the Congress, TDP, Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Telangana Jan Samithi (TJS) was 6.42 percentage points more than the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) vote share in the 2014 assembly elections for the 119 seats in Telangana.
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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is greeted by his partyworkers as they celebrate their party's victory in the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad on December 11.(PTI Photo)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is greeted by his partyworkers as they celebrate their party's victory in the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad on December 11.(PTI Photo)

Telangana assembly results 2018: KCR sweeps state again, forecasts national role for his TRS

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 06:22 PM IST
KCR, as the TRS chief is popularly known, stressed the need for a non-Bharatiya Janata Party, non-Congress dispensation in the country.
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KCR, as Rao is popularly known, has been one of the votaries of a broad-based non-BJP and non-Congress federal front.(PTI)
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, has been one of the votaries of a broad-based non-BJP and non-Congress federal front.(PTI)

Telangana assembly results: KCR, an obscure Congress foot soldier who became mascot of Telangana pride

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 05:27 PM IST
The victory in the assembly elections, the first in Telangana after its formation in June 2014, might well act as a springboard for the leader, often accused of perpetuating family rule and promoting nepotism.
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TRS supporters celebrate outside TRS Bhavan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
TRS supporters celebrate outside TRS Bhavan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: TRS sweeps Telangana, KCR wins by over 50,000 votes

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 05:45 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Soon after the vote count began at 8 am it became clear that Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi party will sweep back to power with almost three-fourths majority.
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Telangana Election Results: T. Harish Rao, who was Irrigation Minister in KCR’s cabinet.(Twitter/T. Harish Rao)
Telangana Election Results: T. Harish Rao, who was Irrigation Minister in KCR’s cabinet.(Twitter/T. Harish Rao)

Telangana Election Results: KCR’s nephew retains Siddipet seat with 1.20 lakh margin

By Indo Asian News Service | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 05:50 PM IST
Telangana Election Results: T. Harish Rao has won this seat for the sixth consecutive time.
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The TRS shot ahead of its closest competitor the Congress in the early rounds of counting in the assembly election results.(HT Photo)
The TRS shot ahead of its closest competitor the Congress in the early rounds of counting in the assembly election results.(HT Photo)

Telangana Election Results: ‘Far from ground realities’: Cong complains to EC as KCR sweeps Telangana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Telangana Election Results: Telangana state Congress have submitted a complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar saying that the EVMs had been manipulated.
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The one and only one factor that won the day for the TRS, appears to be the charisma of party president K Chandrasekhar Rao(PTI)
The one and only one factor that won the day for the TRS, appears to be the charisma of party president K Chandrasekhar Rao(PTI)

Telangana election results 2018: TRS heads towards a massive victory for second successive term

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hyderabad, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 11:11 AM IST
Going by the trends, TRS is likely to get a three-fourths majority in the 119-member assembly. It is a huge mandate for the party, which won 63 seats, just three seats more than the absolute majority, in 2014.
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Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao addresses the party workers before submitting his government's recommendation for dissolving the Assembly, to the Governor, in Hyderabad.(PTI)
Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao addresses the party workers before submitting his government's recommendation for dissolving the Assembly, to the Governor, in Hyderabad.(PTI)

Telangana election results 2018: Big winner KCR’s Telangana formula - Paisa, shaadi, paani, makaan

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 01:05 PM IST
Telangana Elections Results 2018: Rao had to confront a challenge in the form of the Maha Kootami — the Grand Alliance of the Congress, Telugu Desam Party , Communist Party of India and the Telangana Jana Samithi.
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Congress Office in Hyderabad. Counting of votes for the state assembly elections begaat 8 am today.(ANI)
Congress Office in Hyderabad. Counting of votes for the state assembly elections begaat 8 am today.(ANI)

Telangana Election Results 2018: Counting of votes begins in Telangana

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 08:49 AM IST
Telangana Election Results 2018: Rajat Kumar Chief Electoral Officer on Monday said necessary arrangements have been made for the counting.
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AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has reiterated his support for TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI file photo)
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has reiterated his support for TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao.(PTI file photo)

Telangana assembly results 2018: KCR’s gamble pays off, TRS set to form govt

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 12:27 PM IST
The main challenge to TRS is the Maha Kootami or grand alliance of four parties led by the Congress. The Telugu Desam Party, which is in power in Andhra Pradesh, is part of this alliance, besides the Communist Party of India and the Telangana Jana Samithi.
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Telangana assembly election results 2-18: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is greeted by his party workers as they celebrate their party's victory in the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Telangana assembly election results 2-18: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is greeted by his party workers as they celebrate their party's victory in the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Telangana election results Highlights: KCR calls for non-BJP, non-Congress rule

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 02:42 AM IST

The results of the Telangana assembly election 2018 were declared on Tuesday, which saw K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS emerging unscathed with 88 seats.This is Telangana’s first assembly election and was being seen as a straight fight between the ruling TRS and the Congress-led opposition alliance. Telengana elections were due in May 2019. TRS leader and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao took a huge gamble by calling these elections 6 months early. Click here for LIVE Updates of Assembly Elections Results 2018All exit polls for Telangana had shown TRS  ahead in the race to bag a majority in 119-member assembly. The Congress had fought KCR’s early poll gamble with the four-party Maha Kootami, for which it had roped in its one-time fierce foe, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of Chandrababu Naidu. The BJP, which had contested the 2014 polls in alliance with the TDP, is also contesting all seats, while Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) is contesting eight assembly constituencies in Hyderabad and supporting the TRS elsewhere in the state.In the 2014 elections, TRS had won 63 seats, the Congress 21, the TDP 15 and the BJP won 5 seats.

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Telangana assembly elections : The chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao addresses a public meeting at Suriyapet in Nalgunda district.(PTI File Photo)
Telangana assembly elections : The chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao addresses a public meeting at Suriyapet in Nalgunda district.(PTI File Photo)

Assembly election 2018: In TRS-Congress clash, BJP seeks to leave mark in Telangana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:16 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: In the state, where chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao had advanced the elections due to be held along with the Lok Sabha elections next year, had seen an over 73% turnout in the voting on December 7.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018” Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during a public meeting in poll-bound Telangana state.(PTI file photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018” Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during a public meeting in poll-bound Telangana state.(PTI file photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Cong-TDP want alliance to be treated as single political entity

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:45 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: The Congress and Telugu Desam Party want their People’s Front, an alliance of four parties, be treated as a single political entity and be given the first opportunity to form the next government in Telangana if it gets more seats.
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Telangana’s ruling TRS and the Congress-led opposition front are exploring options to come to power in the state in case no party wins a majority in the December 7 assembly election, ahead of counting on Tuesday (AP File Photo)(AP)
Telangana’s ruling TRS and the Congress-led opposition front are exploring options to come to power in the state in case no party wins a majority in the December 7 assembly election, ahead of counting on Tuesday (AP File Photo)(AP)

Telangana assembly elections: TRS, People’s Front explore options to win power if assembly hung

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 06:27 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections: While both the TRS and People’s Front have been expressing confidence that they would win the elections, they are not taking chances and are exploring various options in case they fall short of absolute majority mark of 60 seats in the 119-member assembly.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: A day before elections results are announced, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi Monday arrived to meet caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao triggering buzz on whether his MIM could extend support to the TRS in forming the next government.(PTI File Photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: A day before elections results are announced, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi Monday arrived to meet caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao triggering buzz on whether his MIM could extend support to the TRS in forming the next government.(PTI File Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Asaduddin Owaisi drives bullet bike to KCR’s home, kick-starts Plan B for Telangana

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 06:00 PM IST
Owaisi made it clear that the MIM would continue to be a friendly party of the TRS and indicated that his party would stand by KCR in forming the next government.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: An Indian woman shows the indelible ink mark on her index fingers after casting her vote in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. This is the first state elections in Telangana after it was formed bifurcating Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.(AP file photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: An Indian woman shows the indelible ink mark on her index fingers after casting her vote in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. This is the first state elections in Telangana after it was formed bifurcating Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.(AP file photo)

Telangana election results 2018: All you need to know

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:16 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao is leading the fight for his party Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) as he fights incumbency to retain power in the 119-member house.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: 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.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: 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.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: TRS will form next government on its own strength, says Asaduddin Owaisi

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2018 03:00 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: AIMIM contested eight seats in the December 7 Assembly elections as against the seven in 2014 polls, and supported the TRS.
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Predicting a fractured poll mandate in Telangana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday claimed that it would play a “vital role” in the formation of the next government in Telangana(Mohd Zakir/HT File PHOTO)
Predicting a fractured poll mandate in Telangana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday claimed that it would play a “vital role” in the formation of the next government in Telangana(Mohd Zakir/HT File PHOTO)

Telangana assembly election 2018: Will play vital role in formation of government, claims BJP

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 08:48 AM IST
Telangana went to polls on December 7 and the results for the state’s 119 Assembly seats will be announced on December 11. “We have contested the election on our own for the first time after a decade. We have contested the polls to win. The BJP will be part of the government,” said state BJP president K Laxman.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Polling officers check election materials before taking it to their polling stations in Hyderabad.(AP)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Polling officers check election materials before taking it to their polling stations in Hyderabad.(AP)

Telangana assembly elections 2018 records 67.5% voter turnout

By Srinivas Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 10:52 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: The turnout is marginally lower than the 68.5% that was recorded in the Telangana region in the 2014 elections, which was held together for the erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during a public meeting in poll-bound Telangana state.(PTI)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during a public meeting in poll-bound Telangana state.(PTI)

Telangana elections exit polls show KCR’s early poll gamble may pay off

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Telangana was supposed to hold its assembly elections in May 2019 along with the Lok Sabha elections. However, caretaker chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), who heads the TRS, dissolved the assembly in September 2018, forcing an early election to be held in the state.
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The TRS led by caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the assembly about eight months ahead of schedule in the hope of taking opposition parties by surprise.(PTI/File Photo)
The TRS led by caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao dissolved the assembly about eight months ahead of schedule in the hope of taking opposition parties by surprise.(PTI/File Photo)

Telangana exit polls 2018: All you need to know

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 06:50 PM IST
Telangana exit polls 2018: Telangana’s 2.8 crore voters cast their ballot on Friday in the advanced assembly elections, where the TRS government is trying to retain power against a Congress-led four-party alliance, with the BJP seeking to make it a triangular contest.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: People stand in a queue to cast their votes in Hyderabad.(AP Photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: People stand in a queue to cast their votes in Hyderabad.(AP Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: State government waives toll tax for voters heading to native places

By Indo Asian News Service | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: A large number of people from Hyderabad have been leaving for various districts across the state since Thursday. The railway stations and bus stations were also crowded with the people leaving for their destinations.
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