Telangana 1) Exit polls were almost unanimous in predicting that TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's gamble of advancing the Assembly polls will pay off and he will retain power. 2) Republic TV and Times Now forecast that his party will 50-65 and 66 seats in the 119-member Assembly. 3) TV9 Telugu and India Today forecast a tally between 75-85 and 75-91 for the ruling party, respectively. 4) Some exit polls saw a tighter battle between the TRS and the Congress-TDP combine.
TV exit polls were predicting the five-state elections, results of which may be a preview of next year's Lok Sabha polls and are seen by some as a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity.
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