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N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Congress chief in Telangana said the party’s candidates should declare that once they get elected as municipal councillors and corporators, they would strictly follow the party whip.(HT Photo)

Cong seeks no-defection bonds from candidates for Telangana municipal polls

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2020 06:38 PM IST
The Congress wants its candidates for the Telangana municipal polls to execute bonds to prevent defections that have hit the party hard in the last five years.
Chief Minister of Telangana K.Chandrasekhar Rao has completed one year of his second term this December.(PTI PHOTO.)
Chief Minister of Telangana K.Chandrasekhar Rao has completed one year of his second term this December.(PTI PHOTO.)

One year after KCR’s win, Telangana struggles with welfare schemes and finances | Opinion

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 09:49 AM IST
Like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre, the TRS upset all the calculations of the political pundits in December 7, 2018 assembly elections of a possible change in the government in the state. He pulled off a remarkable victory by winning 88 seats in the 119-member state assembly.
The by-election to Huzurnagar seat was necessitated with the resignation of Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy after being elected to the Lok Sabha from Nalgonda.(PTI Photo)
The by-election to Huzurnagar seat was necessitated with the resignation of Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy after being elected to the Lok Sabha from Nalgonda.(PTI Photo)

TRS wrests Huzurnagar assembly seat from Congress

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu/Hyderabad
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 08:07 PM IST
TRS candidate Sanampudi Saidi Reddy won the seat by defeating his nearest rival N Padmavathi of the Congress party by a margin of 43,233 votes. Saidi Reddy got 1,12,796 votes while Padmavathi polled 69563 votes.
Former Team India captain Mohammad Azharuddin after being elected as the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Former Team India captain Mohammad Azharuddin after being elected as the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association in Hyderabad on Friday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Amid speculation over defection to TRS, Azharuddin meets KTR

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 09:19 PM IST
The meeting took place a day after Azhar, who is presently Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) working president, got elected as president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association. The other elected members of the HCA also joined Azhar in the meeting with KTR.
If Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has his way, his party will contest the assembly elections in the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections.(AP)
If Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has his way, his party will contest the assembly elections in the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections.(AP)

KCR hints at TRS contesting Maharashtra assembly polls

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 09:47 PM IST
KCR gave a hint to this effect, when several leaders from five assembly constituencies from Maharashtra’s Nanded district met him at his chambers in the state assembly on Tuesday.
TRS MLA Mohammad Shakeel (left) with BJP MP Dharmapuri Aravind.(HT PHOTO)
TRS MLA Mohammad Shakeel (left) with BJP MP Dharmapuri Aravind.(HT PHOTO)

Lone Muslim MLA in TRS all set to join BJP

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2019 07:50 PM IST
Mohammad Shakeel, who represents the Bodhan assembly constituency in Nizamabad district, met BJP MP Dharmapuri Aravind on Thursday afternoon for over an hour and said the mood of the nation is in favour of the saffron party.
Tamilisai Soundararajan was appointed the Governor of Telangana. on September 1.(ANI)
Tamilisai Soundararajan was appointed the Governor of Telangana. on September 1.(ANI)

TRS wary of Governor designate Tamilisai Soundararajan

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Unlike outgoing Governor E S L Narasimhan who was from the Indian Police Service and had no political background, Tamilisai Soundararajan is an active politician and had been the BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit.
The five include former assembly members E Peddi Reddy, Boda Janardhan (TDP), P Shashidhar Reddy (Congress) and former MP Chada Suresh Reddy (TDP).(HT Photo)
The five include former assembly members E Peddi Reddy, Boda Janardhan (TDP), P Shashidhar Reddy (Congress) and former MP Chada Suresh Reddy (TDP).(HT Photo)

2 Cong, 3 TDP leaders from Telangana join BJP

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 01:04 AM IST
In Andhra Pradesh, too, several TDP leaders are believed to be in touch with the BJP. “At least eight TDP MLAs are in touch with us,” state BJP vice-president S Vishnu Vardhan Reddy said.
The Telangana chief minister on Friday went to Mumbai to meet his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis and invite him to the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram project being built on the Godavari river.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Telangana chief minister on Friday went to Mumbai to meet his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis and invite him to the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram project being built on the Godavari river.(HT FILE PHOTO)

KCR likely to skip Niti Aayog meet in Delhi today

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Unconfirmed reports from TRS sources said KCR had dropped his plan to attend the Niti Aayog meeting as he was upset at being denied an appointment with the Prime Minister for a one-on-one meeting.
K Keshava Rao stated this , when asked about the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led outfit’s policy towards the National Democratic Alliance government.)(PTI File Photo)
K Keshava Rao stated this , when asked about the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led outfit’s policy towards the National Democratic Alliance government.)(PTI File Photo)

“No animosity, no friendship”: TRS on approach towards NDA

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 06:03 PM IST
“Absolutely issue-based support; same thing (the stand adopted by TRS towards the previous NDA regime) will continue,” K Keshava Rao added.
TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who addressed the TRS parliamentary party meeting at his camp office Pragati Bhavan on Thursday afternoon, discussed in detail the strategy to be adopted by the party MPs in the ensuing parliament session.(PTI PHOTO)
TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who addressed the TRS parliamentary party meeting at his camp office Pragati Bhavan on Thursday afternoon, discussed in detail the strategy to be adopted by the party MPs in the ensuing parliament session.(PTI PHOTO)

TRS to adopt cautious approach with BJP-led govt at Centre

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 07:16 PM IST
A TRS leader familiar with the development said KCR advised party MPs to raise issues concerning the state in Parliament without adopting any confrontationist approach.
The Congress won 19 seats in the 119-member state assembly in the elections held on December 7. In the subsequent months, 11 MLAs switched over to the TRS one after another, though they officially did not resign from the Congress.
The Congress won 19 seats in the 119-member state assembly in the elections held on December 7. In the subsequent months, 11 MLAs switched over to the TRS one after another, though they officially did not resign from the Congress.

Congress melts away in Telangana assembly after 12 MLAs merge with TRS

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 11:57 PM IST
As 12 MLAs account for two-third of the Congress Legislature Party, which has an effective strength of 18, they will not attract provisions of the anti-defection law, officials said.
The TRS, which expected to win 16 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state and play the role of kingmaker in Delhi in the event of a hung parliament, won nine seats.(PTI)
The TRS, which expected to win 16 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state and play the role of kingmaker in Delhi in the event of a hung parliament, won nine seats.(PTI)

On possibility of joining NDA, TRS says will maintain ‘neutral stand’

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Stating that there was no invitation from Delhi for the TRS to join the NDA, KTR said the party would never compromise on fighting with the Centre on the issues concerning Telangana.
Modi supporters celebrate the BJP’s victory, Bengaluru, May 23. In Karnataka and Telangana, the BJP’s vote share improved by 8.01 and 8.5 percentage points respectively(AFP)
Modi supporters celebrate the BJP’s victory, Bengaluru, May 23. In Karnataka and Telangana, the BJP’s vote share improved by 8.01 and 8.5 percentage points respectively(AFP)

How the BJP is increasing its vote share in the South

By Nikhila Henry
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 07:44 PM IST
All the party needs is a strong regional ally or a weakening incumbent to pit itself as an alternative. In the next five years if the BJP focuses on the South like it did over the past decade in the Northeast, could this citadel also fall?
Congress managers who are now working out the post-poll strategy confirmed Pawar’s role as one of the key people talking to parties who may be open to supporting the United Progressive Alliance. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Congress managers who are now working out the post-poll strategy confirmed Pawar’s role as one of the key people talking to parties who may be open to supporting the United Progressive Alliance. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Sharad Pawar works the phones to get new partners for anti-BJP bloc

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 11:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times has learnt from officials aware of developments in the NCP and the Congress that Pawar was getting in touch with the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
A little after exit polls projected an easy win for his party in Telangana and the ruling NDA in Delhi on Sunday evening, K Chandrasekhar Rao summoned his team of senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi, or TRS, leaders in state capital Hyderabad.(AP)
A little after exit polls projected an easy win for his party in Telangana and the ruling NDA in Delhi on Sunday evening, K Chandrasekhar Rao summoned his team of senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi, or TRS, leaders in state capital Hyderabad.(AP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: KCR hits mute on federal front plan after exit polls project clear NDA win

Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:20 PM IST
The TRS leaders discussed the post-results scenario in the state. K Chandrasekhar Rao told his party leaders that the exit polls had underestimated the party’s victory and told them that the TRS would outperform the predictions.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the TRS won 11 of 17 seats in the state. The Congress won two seats, while the BJP, TDP, YSRCP and MIM managed to win a seat each.(PTI FILE)
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the TRS won 11 of 17 seats in the state. The Congress won two seats, while the BJP, TDP, YSRCP and MIM managed to win a seat each.(PTI FILE)

Lok Sabha election exit polls 2019: KCR’s TRS to win big in Telangana, claim exit polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 12:50 PM IST
All 17 states in Telangana went to polls in a single-phase on April 11. The TRS swept the assembly polls held in December last year
Before winning the Telangana assembly elections in December, the TRS chief had a preliminary round of discussions with Janata Dal (S) chief Deve Gowda and his son H D Kumaraswamy, besides Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI PHOTO)
Before winning the Telangana assembly elections in December, the TRS chief had a preliminary round of discussions with Janata Dal (S) chief Deve Gowda and his son H D Kumaraswamy, besides Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI PHOTO)

To revive his idea of federal front, TRS chief to start touring states soon

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 06:35 PM IST
KCR has chosen the Left parties for negotiations first apparently to counter the allegations of the Congress party leaders that the federal front was a B-team of the BJP and he had floated the idea only to split the allies of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance.
Telangana chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is looking to repeat his party’s massive performance in the assembly elections in December.(PTI)
Telangana chief minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is looking to repeat his party’s massive performance in the assembly elections in December.(PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Buoyed by state polls, KCR seeks another win

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 11:12 AM IST
There are 443 candidates, 418 men and 25 women, in the fray in the 17 parliamentary constituencies and 2.96 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the elections in 34,604 polling stations.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Stage set for polling in all 17 LS constituencies in Telangana
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Stage set for polling in all 17 LS constituencies in Telangana

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Stage set for polling in all 17 LS constituencies in Telangana

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 03:04 PM IST
The ruling TRS is looking for a repeat of December’s assembly elections, even as the BJP and the Congress will be looking to spoil TRS’s outing.
Indira Gandhi was elected from Medak in 1980 by a margin of over three lakh votes and represented the constituency till her assassination in 1984.
Indira Gandhi was elected from Medak in 1980 by a margin of over three lakh votes and represented the constituency till her assassination in 1984.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Once represented by Indira Gandhi, Medak now a TRS bastion

Medak | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 10:01 PM IST
TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao, also popularly known as KCR, is a native of the region, which is adjacent to state capital Hyderabad. In the state Assembly, he represents the Gajwel constituency, which is a part of the Medak seat.
Chhattisgarh, India- November 12, 2018: People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during the first phase of the Chhatisgarh assembly elections at Sukma district on Monday, November 12, 2018. The first phase of elections for 18 seats are spread across eight Maoist-affected districts with nearly one lakh security personnel deployed amid threats from Maoist who have called for boycott of the elections. (HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh, India- November 12, 2018: People queue outside a polling station to cast their vote during the first phase of the Chhatisgarh assembly elections at Sukma district on Monday, November 12, 2018. The first phase of elections for 18 seats are spread across eight Maoist-affected districts with nearly one lakh security personnel deployed amid threats from Maoist who have called for boycott of the elections. (HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bhongir constituency in Telangana all set for its third general election

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: TRS chief’s daughter has a hold over Nizamabad constituency in Telangana

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:11 AM IST
Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Ranchi, India - April 1, 2019: Electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV- PAT units being arranged for the Lok Sabha election at strong rooms situated inside the Birsa Munda football stadium premises in Ranchi, India, on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, India - April 1, 2019: Electronic voting machine(EVM) and VV- PAT units being arranged for the Lok Sabha election at strong rooms situated inside the Birsa Munda football stadium premises in Ranchi, India, on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: TRS holds Peddapalli constituency in Telangana

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:06 AM IST
Telangana’s 17 seats will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Congress party workers present a framed portrait of Indira Gandhi to Congress President Rahul Gandhi during a public rally at Zaheerabad,Telangana, on Monday.(PTI)
Congress party workers present a framed portrait of Indira Gandhi to Congress President Rahul Gandhi during a public rally at Zaheerabad,Telangana, on Monday.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘TRS and BJP in partnership,only Congress can fight Modi’: Rahul Gandhi

Zaheerabad (Telangana) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 04:03 PM IST
‘TRS and BJP in partnership,only Congress can fight Modi’: Rahul Gandhi
TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao(PTI)
TRS Supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Divided Opposition in Telangana gives KCR the upper hand

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 10:19 AM IST
After a thumping victory in the December assembly elections in Telangana and a number of defections from opposition parties, the TRS aims to sweep the state, while the Congress is hoping for a comeback.
Telanagana CM and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao released the list of his party candidates for the Lok Sabha election on March 21.(HT File Photo)
Telanagana CM and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao released the list of his party candidates for the Lok Sabha election on March 21.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao opts out of Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 09:58 PM IST
TRS president and chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao released the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday evening after a hectic exercise.
The TRS chief is learnt to be undecided on the constituency from which he could contest the Lok Sabha polls.(PTI)
The TRS chief is learnt to be undecided on the constituency from which he could contest the Lok Sabha polls.(PTI)

Buzz grows over K Chandrasekhar Rao’s LS poll candidature

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 11:00 PM IST
The nomination process for the first phase of elections began on Monday, but KCR, as the CM is popularly known, has kept the list of party candidates on hold.
Congress MLA jayaprakash Reddy is the latest party legislator in Telangana to have announced intention to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.(File)
Congress MLA jayaprakash Reddy is the latest party legislator in Telangana to have announced intention to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.(File)

3 more Congress MLAs set to defect to TRS, party may lose opposition status

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 05:50 PM IST
Nine Congress MLAs have announced their decision to join the ruling TRS in Telangana. Once they all formally join the TRS, the Congress would lose the opposition status in the state assembly.
TRS working president K T Rama Rao Thursday said his party can ensure heavy flow of funds for Telangana if it won 16 Lok Sabha seats.(PTI)
TRS working president K T Rama Rao Thursday said his party can ensure heavy flow of funds for Telangana if it won 16 Lok Sabha seats.(PTI)

Funds would come like a flood, says TRS leader, seeks 16 LS seats in Telangana

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2019 05:57 PM IST
TRS working president K T Rama Rao Thursday said his party can ensure heavy flow of funds for Telangana if it won 16 Lok Sabha seats.
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