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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.