Telangana assembly election results 2023: Congress leads, BRS far behind; BJP improves tally
Telangana Assembly elections results 2023: The BJP opened its account with lead in one seat.
Telangana assembly election results 2023: The Congress party has consolidated its lead in Telangana. K Chandrashekar Rao's Bharat Rashtra Samithi is trailing far behind.
The counting began at 8 am today. For the first 30 minutes, postal ballots were counted. Per the trends, the BJP leads in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The Congress has taken a massive lead in Telangana.
The Indian National Congress is leading in 69 seats. The BRS is leading in 39 seats. In a big gain for the BJP, it is leading in 7 seats. It had won only a single seat in 2018.
If this trend holds true till the end, it will be a major blow to KCR, who has dominated Telangana's politics since its inception.
The exit polls have favoured the Congress. They said the party will edge past K Chandrashekar Rao's BRS.
All India Congress Observer in Telangana, Manikrao Thackeray said the Congress will win 70 seats in Telangana. He lauded Rahul Gandhi's leadership and his Bharat Jodo Yatra.
“Our party head Priyanka Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge made people understand about our policies. Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo visit has had a great impact. KCR behaved like a king and emperor in Telangana. Congress had given statehood to Telangana and everyone wished that it would become a good state, however, it didn't happen.”
"Congress will win more than 70 seats and exit polls also said the same," he added.
He claimed the KCR government didn't provide employment and spent money on advertising.
2290 candidates from 109 parties are in the fray.
According to the Election Commission (EC), Telangana recorded a 70.28 per cent voter turnout in the November 30 assembly elections.
Voters exercised their franchise in 35,655 polling stations that were set up across the state. The majority mark in Telangana is 60.
In 2018, BRS (then Telangana Rashtra Samithi) won 88 of the 119 seats.
With inputs from ANI