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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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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 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: 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: 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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Nearly 23 % of the over 2.80 crore voters of Telangana cast their vote during the first three hours of voting in the state on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Nearly 23 % of the over 2.80 crore voters of Telangana cast their vote during the first three hours of voting in the state on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Telangana assembly elction 2018: Hyderabad’s who’s who cast vote; state’s voter turnout at 23% till 11am

By HT Correspondent | Hindusta Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 06:21 PM IST
These are the first assembly elections being held in Telangana since its formation in 2014 when elections were held in undivided Andhra Pradesh. All 119 seats in Telangana are casting their votes today amid elaborate arrangements.
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Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao(HT Photo)
Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao(HT Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Can KCR take on Congress-TDP math?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 07:22 AM IST
With over 28 million eligible voters, Telangana will go to the polls on Friday.
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Telangana elections 2018 Live updates: 67% polling till now, voters still in queues.(AP)
Telangana elections 2018 Live updates: 67% polling till now, voters still in queues.(AP)

Telangana elections 2018 highlights: 67% polling recorded

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 10:04 PM IST

After a high-voltage campaign that saw war of words among contending parties, Telangana is set for Assembly polls on Friday with the Congress-led alliance challenging the ruling TRS, and the BJP seeking to make it a triangular contest. According to Telangana’s Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar, polling will be held from 7 am to 5 pm in 106 constituencies while in 13 Left Wing Extremism affected constituencies polling will conclude at 4 pm.In the five hours of polling, 41.96% had voted in Telangana in assembly elections that could set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.Campaigning by political parties came to an end at 5 pm on Wednesday. The assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year, but the House was dissolved on September 6 as per a recommendation by the state cabinet. (Click here to follow live updates of Rajasthan assembly polls)It is to be seen if KCR’s gamble to opt for early elections pays off.The Congress has stitched together “Prajakutami” (People’s Front) along with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the CPI to take on the ruling TRS, led by caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR).The TRS, seeking a second term in office, is going alone, as also the BJP.

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Indian polling officers check their election material before leaving for their assigned polling stations in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Dec.6, 2018. Telangana assembly elections will be held on December 7.(AP)
Indian polling officers check their election material before leaving for their assigned polling stations in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Dec.6, 2018. Telangana assembly elections will be held on December 7.(AP)

Telangana assembly elections: Voting for 119 seats today, counting on Dec 11

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 01:19 AM IST
Telangana assembly elections: Polling will be held between 7 am and 5 pm for 106 of the 119 seats, while voting in 13 Maoist-affected seats will start at 7 am and end at 4 pm. The main contest is between the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Congress-led four party People’s Front.
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TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. While the battle is now primarily framed as one between TRS and the Maha Kootami, each of these five actors has a distinct public narrative about what it stands for and its own private motivations.(PTI Photo)
TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. While the battle is now primarily framed as one between TRS and the Maha Kootami, each of these five actors has a distinct public narrative about what it stands for and its own private motivations.(PTI Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: The public battle for Hyderabad; the private eye on Delhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2018 07:42 AM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: While the battle is now primarily framed as one between TRS and the Maha Kootami, each of these five actors has a distinct public narrative about what it stands for and its own private motivations.
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After spending the past month criss-crossing the state, KCR spent the final day of campaign in his own constituency of Gajwel.(File Photo)
After spending the past month criss-crossing the state, KCR spent the final day of campaign in his own constituency of Gajwel.(File Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: KCR’s early polls gamble put to test

By HT Correspondent | Hyderabad/Mahbubnagar/Warangal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 11:18 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu held a joint rally where they attacked both PM Modi and K Chandrasekhar Rao for shattering the ‘dreams’ people had when Telangana was created.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: K Chandrasekhar Rao was addressing a public meeting at Kosgi town in Kodangal assembly constituency, which was tense on Tuesday morning following the arrest of Telangana Congress working president A Revanth Reddy.(File Photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: K Chandrasekhar Rao was addressing a public meeting at Kosgi town in Kodangal assembly constituency, which was tense on Tuesday morning following the arrest of Telangana Congress working president A Revanth Reddy.(File Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: KCR raises poll pitch, warns of ‘Andhra takeover’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 09:54 AM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: TRS president and caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday cautioned people to be wary of Andhra rulers, who are ‘seeking to gain control’ over Telangana once again.
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Smriti Irani on Tuesday alleged that the ruling TRS had ‘failed’ to take the central schemes to people at the grass root level.(PTI)
Smriti Irani on Tuesday alleged that the ruling TRS had ‘failed’ to take the central schemes to people at the grass root level.(PTI)

Telangana assembly election 2018:TRS failed to take central schemes to people at grass root level, says Smriti Irani

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 06:29 PM IST
Addressing an election rally at Nizamabad, she said if voted to power, the BJP would provide bicycles at free of cost to girl students from class VII to X, besides scooter at 50 per cent subsidy to young ladies pursuing higher studies.
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Telangana Assembly Election 2018: Crowd attends an election rally at Mulugu, in Telangana.(PTI)
Telangana Assembly Election 2018: Crowd attends an election rally at Mulugu, in Telangana.(PTI)

Telangana Assembly Election 2018: Unaccounted cash, illegal goods worth Rs 111 crore seized

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 08:54 AM IST
Telangana assembly election 2018: Chief electoral officer Rajat Kumar told reporters that there are 38 constituencies in the state under Left wing extremist influence while some are expenditure-sensitive according to previous history.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: PM Narendra Modi has said attempts to provide reservation to minorities are betrayal with the nation and an insult to the framers of the Indian Constitution.(PTI)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: PM Narendra Modi has said attempts to provide reservation to minorities are betrayal with the nation and an insult to the framers of the Indian Constitution.(PTI)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: PM Narendra Modi terms minority reservation act of treason

By Indo Asian News Service | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Stating that the issue of religion-based reservation was discussed in the Constituent assembly, the Prime Minister said the great personalities framing the Constitution decided against it in the interest of the country’s unity.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Telangana will go to polls on December 7.(HT File Photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Telangana will go to polls on December 7.(HT File Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Alliance win will solve Andhra Pradesh-Telangana dispute, says TDP

By Gali Nagaraja | Vijayawada
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR)’s loss and Maha Kootami’s win will make way for a positive climate for better coordination between the two states to address bifurcation-related issues, Vara Prasad said.
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The Maha Kootami is an alliance between four political parties, including Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP and Congress, to challenge K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS in the upcoming assembly polls on December 7.(PTI)
The Maha Kootami is an alliance between four political parties, including Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP and Congress, to challenge K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS in the upcoming assembly polls on December 7.(PTI)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Win will resolve Andhra-Telangana disputes, says TDP

By Gali Nagaraja | Hindustan Times, Vijayawada
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 10:49 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: The victory of the Maha Kootami or grand alliance of four political parties will help resolve issues between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the state from which Telangana was carved out in 2014, a TDP leader said.
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Rahul Gandhi said there were only two — pro and anti-BJP — fronts in the country.(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi said there were only two — pro and anti-BJP — fronts in the country.(PTI)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi hits out at KCR, Owaisi

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 10:34 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked voters “to expose” the ruling TRS’s “secret partnership” with BJP and vote them out in the December 7 polls. He called the TRS the BJP’s B team and its ally AIMIM its C team.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: The TRS chief and caretaker chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) is said to be a follower of ‘Chinna Jeeyar’, a Vedic pontiff and a preacher of Vaishnavism.(PTI Photo)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: The TRS chief and caretaker chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) is said to be a follower of ‘Chinna Jeeyar’, a Vedic pontiff and a preacher of Vaishnavism.(PTI Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Development of ‘Dakshin Ayodhya’ an election issue in Bhadrachalam

By Press Trust of India | Bhadrachalam
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Locals and opposition party leaders allege that KCR has given up on this constituency even before the elections, as no TRS leader has visited Bhadrachalam, despite having campaigned in neighbouring constituencies.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, KCR, Owaisi speak in twisted tongues.(AP)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, KCR, Owaisi speak in twisted tongues.(AP)

Modi, KCR, Owaisi are one: Rahul Gandhi’s attack ahead of Telangana rallies

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 01:35 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Mounting a scathing attack on Telangana’s ruling TRS, Congress president Rahul Gandhi called it the “B team” of the RSS and BJP.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Arrogance of BJP, TRS made Telangana people cynical, says Rahul Gandhi(PTI)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Arrogance of BJP, TRS made Telangana people cynical, says Rahul Gandhi(PTI)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Arrogance of BJP, TRS made Telangana people cynical, says Rahul Gandhi

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 11:47 AM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: With barely two more days left for campaigning to end in Telangana, Gandhi will address two public meetings in the state on Monday.
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Telangana assembly elections 2018: The TRS is going it alone in the December 7 assembly elections while the TDP is part of the Congress-led People’s Front.(PTI)
Telangana assembly elections 2018: The TRS is going it alone in the December 7 assembly elections while the TDP is part of the Congress-led People’s Front.(PTI)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Was Charminar also built by Naidu? KCR accuses Andhra CM of distorting facts

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 09:39 AM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: The TRS is going it alone in the December 7 assembly elections while the TDP is part of the Congress-led People’s Front.
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Telangana caretaker chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao.(PTI)
Telangana caretaker chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao.(PTI)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: KCR’s poll manifesto promises big sops for farmers, unemployment allowance

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 11:12 PM IST
TRS president and caretaker chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao released the manifesto at a massive public rally held at Secunderabad parade grounds on Sunday evening, just three days ahead of the closure of the election campaign.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who addressed several election rallies in Telangana ahead of the December 7 assembly elections, began by hitting out against hit out against MIM chief Akbaruddin Owaisi (PTI File Photo)(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who addressed several election rallies in Telangana ahead of the December 7 assembly elections, began by hitting out against hit out against MIM chief Akbaruddin Owaisi (PTI File Photo)(PTI)
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Irrigation minister T Harish Rao.(Twitter/@trsharish)
Irrigation minister T Harish Rao.(Twitter/@trsharish)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: KCR’s nephew T Harish Rao helms TRS election charge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 12:05 AM IST
Harish Rao, 46, has stood by KCR through thick and thin in the struggle for Telangana but, in recent months, there have been reports of disquiet in the first family of the TRS.
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K Chandrasekhar Rao has accused PM Narendra Modi of not clearing the proposed reservation for Muslims.(PTI/File Photo)
K Chandrasekhar Rao has accused PM Narendra Modi of not clearing the proposed reservation for Muslims.(PTI/File Photo)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: KCR loses cool, snaps at man who questioned status of Muslim quota

By Press Trust of India | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao lost his cool and asked a man to remain silent when he raised a question on the proposed 12% reservation for Muslims during an election meeting in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district.
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his ally, TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, kept up their attack on the TRS and BJP as campaigning in Telangana shifted into high gear ahead of the December 7 assembly elections.(AFP)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his ally, TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, kept up their attack on the TRS and BJP as campaigning in Telangana shifted into high gear ahead of the December 7 assembly elections.(AFP)

Telangana assembly elections 2018: Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu keep up offensive against BJP, TRS

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 11:35 PM IST
Telangana assembly elections 2018: In joint rallies, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu attack BJP and TRS, and vow to restore adivasi rights in forest areas
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