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Assembly Elections 2023 highlights: 'BJP is emerging as Telangana's preferred choice,' says PM Modi

Assembly elections 2023 highlights: Results for all five states - Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh - will be announced on December 3.
The results for assembly elections 2023 in five states will be declared on December 3.. (ANI)
The results for assembly elections 2023 in five states will be declared on December 3.. (ANI)

Assembly elections 2023 highlights: The polling is now over in four states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan - and all eyes are on Telangana as the state is set to vote on November 30. Meanwhile, the election results for all five states will be declared on Sunday, December 3....Read More

The Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) has been in power in Telangana since its inception in 2014, with the Congress putting a spirited fight to form the government. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also pushing hard to make an impact in the southern state.

  • BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has been the chief minister of Telangana since 2014, when the state was carved out of the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Congress, BJP and ruling BRS will be contesting the Telangana polls for a total of 119 state assembly seats. Currently, BRS holds 98 out of the total 119 seats.
  • The results for all the five polling states will be declared on December 3.
  • The Telangana assembly elections 2023 are the last polls to take place before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, set to elect the new government of India.
  • In the last set of elections of 2023, the fate of 679 total seats across five states will be decided on Sunday.

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Nov 28, 2023 7:49 PM IST

Assembly election LIVE updates: You treated me like mother’: Sonia Gandhi's appeal to Telangana voters

Assembly election LIVE updates: Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appealed to the voters of Telangana, urging them to support the grand old party in the upcoming assembly elections on November 30. Emphasising the historical context of Telangana's formation in 2014 after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Gandhi asserted that the Congress had delivered on its commitment to the people of the state. Gandhi further said that she is grateful to the people of Telangana for their love and respect. Read more

Nov 28, 2023 6:30 PM IST

Assembly election LIVE updates: KCR tries to blame the central government repeatedly, says Kishan Reddy

Nov 28, 2023 5:09 PM IST

Assembly election LIVE updates: 'BJP is emerging as Telangana's preferred choice,' says PM Modi

Assembly election LIVE updates: On the final day of campaigning in Telangana ahead of the polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to the people of Hyderabad for their unwavering support during his grand rally. He emphasised the growing preference for BJP in Telangana, citing it as a testament to the party's dedication to the state's progress and prosperity.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), PM Modi said, “Immense gratitude to the people of Hyderabad for their unforgettable support! It's clear that BJP is emerging as Telangana's preferred choice, reflecting our commitment to the state's progress and prosperity.”

Before the state assembly elections, PM Modi conducted an extensive roadshow in Hyderabad, receiving an enthusiastic reception from the sizable crowd that gathered to witness the event. Union minister and Telangana BJP President G Kishan Reddy and BJP MP K Laxman were also part of this roadshow alongside the prime minister.

Nov 28, 2023 3:05 PM IST

Telangana Assembly election LIVE: KCR accuses Indira Gandhi era 'encounters and killings'

Telangana Assembly election LIVE: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao criticised Congress leaders for discussing the return of the 'Indiramma Rajyam' (Indira Gandhi's rule) in Telangana, alleging that her tenure was marred by ‘encounters and killings’. Rallying support for BRS candidates ahead of the November 30 Assembly polls, Rao, also known as KCR, spoke at his 95th election rally. He pledged additional civic development for the city if the party returns to power and promised to raise the old-age pension from the current 2,000 to 5,000 per month if BRS secures victory in the state.

"Today, Congress people are saying that they'll bring Indiramma Rajyam if they win. Who wants Indiramma Rajyam? What happened in Indiramma Rajyam? If it was so good, why would NTR (former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao) have to float a party and offer rice at 2 a kg. Indiramma Rajyam was fraught with Emergency, encounters, firings and killings," he alleged, referring to Indira Gandhi's rule.

(PTI)

Nov 28, 2023 2:22 PM IST

Assembly Elections LIVE updates: Hyderabad educational institutions to be closed for Assembly polls on November 29, 30

Assembly Elections LIVE updates: Due to the upcoming Telangana Assembly Elections 2023, Hyderabad district collector Anudeep Durishetty declared a holiday for all educational institutions on November 29 and 30.

"In view of the Telangana Assembly Elections 2023, all educational institutions in Hyderabad district will remain closed on November 29 and 30. Regular activities will resume on December 1," posted Durishetty on X.The state is scheduled for polling on November 30.

Nov 28, 2023 1:48 PM IST

Assembly Elections LIVE updates: Campaigning to end in 3 hours

Today is the last day of campaigning for the Telangana elections 2023, and the timeline for the same will end at 5 pm on November 28 evening.

Nov 28, 2023 1:16 PM IST

Assembly elections 2023 LIVE updates: BRS expresses confidence

Despite repeated jibes by Congress and BJP, K Chandrashekar Rao led Telangana government is expressing great confidence in the upcoming polls.

Nov 28, 2023 12:39 PM IST

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot attacks Telangana's BRS government

Nov 28, 2023 12:21 PM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Kaleshwaram project centre of attraction

One of the most prominent polling issues in Telangana is the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project, one of the most celebrated schemes of BRS, but slammed by the Congress party. After months of construction, the dam showed damage and leakages, leading to criticism of the state government.

Nov 28, 2023 11:52 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi interacts with auto drivers, sanitation workers in Hyderabad

Ahead of Telangana elections 2023, Rahul Gandhi interacted with auto drivers, sanitation workers and gig workers, listening to their issues, in the Jubilee Hills constituency.

Nov 28, 2023 11:14 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Spotlight on Jubilee Hills

While the poshest and richest residences in Hyderabad sees high traffic by politicians, one of the poorest slums in the city - Jubilee Hills - remains a crucial seat for all. BRS has fielded MLA Maganti Gopinath from the seat while Congress has decided to nominate Mohammad Azharuddin, and the BJP decided to go with Lankala Deepak Kumar.

Nov 28, 2023 10:53 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Congress attacks CM KCR

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge attacked Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, saying that the top leader never meets the poor in the state.

Nov 28, 2023 10:35 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Rahul Gandhi to interact with workers

On the last day of the polling campaigns in Telangana, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is all set to interact with auto drivers, gig workers and sanitary workers in Hyderabad today.

Nov 28, 2023 10:06 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: EC issues notice to Karnataka govt

The Election Commission issued a notice to the Karnataka government over advertising the several schemes of welfare and poverty in Telangana, in the middle of the polling season. This led to the violation of the morel code of conduct.

Nov 28, 2023 9:36 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Last day of campaigning in Telangana

Today, November 28, is the last day of campaigning in Telangana and the voting will take place day after tomorrow, on November 30. With this, Telangana has seen the longest poll season as compared to Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Nov 28, 2023 9:14 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Row over Rythu Bandhu Scheme

Just two days ahead of voting in Telangana, the Election Commission ended up suspending the Rythu Bandhu scheme for farmers due to the violation of the model code of conduct during the polling season,

Nov 28, 2023 8:54 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: ‘BJP will win Telangana’

Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Telangana assembly elections 2023 that the BJP is slated to win the polls, ending the reign of K Chandrashekar Rao's BRS.

Nov 28, 2023 8:36 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: BRS overseas team joins campaign

NRIs rooted in Telangana have returned to the state to join the polling campaign of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's party BRS, with the aim of telling their stories to the public and spread word about the development brought on by the current government. Read more.

Nov 28, 2023 8:12 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: ‘Will rename Hyderabad’

Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy on Monday told ANI that his party has plans to rename Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar.

He said, “Chief Ministers Yogi Adityanath and Himanta Biswa Sarma have already said that once we come to power, we will rename Hyderabad. Madras was renamed to Chennai, Calcutta was renamed to Kolkata, Bombay was renamed to Mumbai and we renamed Rajpath to Kartavya Path.”

Nov 28, 2023 7:55 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: PM Modi's Hyderabad roadshow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence for BJP to come into power in Telangana during his roadshow in Hyderabad.

Nov 28, 2023 7:38 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Vote counting on Sunday

The vote counting and results for Telangana assembly elections, as well as the other four polling states, will be declared on December 3, Sunday.

Nov 28, 2023 7:34 AM IST

Assembly Elections 2023 LIVE updates: Telangana to vote on Nov 30

After the polling concluded in rest of the four states, all eyes are on Telangana as the state will vote for 119 seats on Thursday, November 30.