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Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

KCR's gamble pays off handsomely after counting of votes in Telangana on Monday. Track Telangana election result 2018 live updates here

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao display a victory sign after his party won the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao display a victory sign after his party won the state Assembly elections, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad. Photo: PTI

Telangana Assembly LIVE: K. Chandrashekhar Rao led his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to a resounding victory, crushing Congress-led alliance in India's youngest state, riding high on Telangana pride and welfare schemes. He will take oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana on Thursday. Beating all expectations of pre-poll surveys and exit polls, the bagged 88 seats in the 119-member Assembly to retain the power with more than two-thirds majority. The gamble for early polls appeared to have paid rich dividends for the regional party, which received the massive mandate in the first general election in the four-year-old state. The Congress-led People's Front, which was expected to give a tough fight to TRS, managed only 21 seats.
 

chief and Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao, who was re-elected from Gajwel constituency, termed the massive win as "people's victory". He said this was a positive vote for the work done by for the welfare and development.

"This victory has added responsibility on us to fulfil the aspirations of people," he said and claimed that with all sections of people backing the TRS, the result had shown the way to the nation for a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and non-Congress alternative. KCR's son K.T. Rama Rao and nephew Harish Rao also retained Sircilla and Siddipet constituencies. However, four of KCR's other cabinet colleagues were defeated as also Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary.

KCR dissolved the Assembly in September, eight months before its term was to end.  

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

Source: ECI

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

FM Arun Jaitley on allegations on EVMs: "We have been using EVMs from last 20 years and our Election Commission is a very professional body that they look into any issues that EVMs face. Moreover, EVMs were brought by Congress and not by us."  FM Arun Jaitley: We have been using EVMs from last 20 years and our Election Commission is a very professional body that they look into any issues that EVMs face. Moreover, EVMs were brought by Congress and not by us. pic.twitter.com/KFprDYCJtG — ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

FM Arun Jaitley on Assembly elections results: "The election issue really will be, do we need a tried and tested leadership and govt in place or we want some kind of an unstable non-ideological coalition which is bound to splinter away sooner than later." FM Arun Jaitley: The election issue really will be, do we need a tried and tested leadership and govt in place or we want some kind of an unstable non-ideological coalition which is bound to splinter away sooner than later. pic.twitter.com/23xXaNxva0 — ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

FM Arun Jaitley on Assembly elections results: "Issues in state elections are entirely different, we won all these states in 2003 December and lost the general election in 2004. Therefore, these results don't reflect automatically. The 2019 elections will be around the performance of central govt and leadership of PM Modi." FM Jaitley: Issues in state elections are entirely different, we won all these states in 2003 Dec & lost the general election in 2004. Therefore these results don't reflect automatically. The 2019 elections will be around the performance of Central govt & leadership of PM Modi. pic.twitter.com/MuYBGjDjs0 — ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

FM Arun Jaitley on Assembly elections results: "I think result was certainly not as expected and it's an opportunity to pause and analyse, for results were not as per expected. In both Chhattisgarh and MP, we were in power for 15 years and we have done well. I don't think there was anti-incumbency, but fatigue factor does come in." FM Jaitley: I think result was certainly not as expected&it's an opprtunity to pause and analyse, for results were not as per expected. In both Chhattisgarh&MP we were in power for 15 yrs&we have done well. I don't think there was aniti-incumbency but fatigue factor does come in. pic.twitter.com/EbrVEbm3A4 — ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

Final result status of Telangana: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) wins 88 seats, Congress wins 19 seats, AIMIM wins 7 seats, others 5 seats, reports ANI. Final result status of Telangana: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) wins 88 seats, Congress wins 19 seats, AIMIM wins 7 seats, others 5 seats. #TelanganaElections pic.twitter.com/wogmT5lICO — ANI (@ANI) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

PM Modi on Assembly elections results: "The family of BJP Karyakartas worked day and night for the state elections. I salute them for their hardwork. Victory and defeat are an integral part of life. Today's results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India."  The family of BJP Karyakartas worked day and night for the state elections. I salute them for their hardwork. Victory and defeat are an integral part of life. Today’s results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

PM Modi on Assembly elections results: "Congratulations to the Congress for their victories. Congratulations to KCR Garu for the thumping win in Telangana and to the Mizo National Front (MNF) for their impressive victory in Mizoram." Congratulations to the Congress for their victories. Congratulations to KCR Garu for the thumping win in Telangana and to the Mizo National Front (MNF) for their impressive victory in Mizoram. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

PM Modi on Assembly elections results: "We accept the people's mandate with humility. I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states. The BJP Governments in these states worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people." We accept the people’s mandate with humility. I thank the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for giving us the opportunity to serve these states. The BJP Governments in these states worked tirelessly for the welfare of the people. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 11, 2018

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his son K T Rama Rao, nephew T Harish Rao, ministers E Rajender, T Srinivas Yadav, T Padma Rao and Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and BJP leader Raja Singh were among those who won from their constituencies.

Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

Revanth Reddy, Jana Reddy, J Geetha Reddy and DK Aruna and TPCC President Uttam Kumar Reddys wife Padmavathi Reddy were among senior Congress leaders who were defeated. 

First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 07:15 IST
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Telangana election result LIVE: KCR wins big; Cong-TDP alliance dismissed

KCR's gamble pays off handsomely after counting of votes in Telangana on Monday. Track Telangana election result 2018 live updates here

Telangana Assembly LIVE: K. Chandrashekhar Rao led his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to a resounding victory, crushing Congress-led alliance in India's youngest state, riding high on Telangana pride and welfare schemes. He will take oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana on Thursday. Beating all expectations of pre-poll surveys and exit polls, the bagged 88 seats in the 119-member Assembly to retain the power with more than two-thirds majority. The gamble for early polls appeared to have paid rich dividends for the regional party, which received the massive mandate in the first general election in the four-year-old state. The Congress-led People's Front, which was expected to give a tough fight to TRS, managed only 21 seats.
 

chief and Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao, who was re-elected from Gajwel constituency, termed the massive win as "people's victory". He said this was a positive vote for the work done by for the welfare and development.

"This victory has added responsibility on us to fulfil the aspirations of people," he said and claimed that with all sections of people backing the TRS, the result had shown the way to the nation for a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and non-Congress alternative. KCR's son K.T. Rama Rao and nephew Harish Rao also retained Sircilla and Siddipet constituencies. However, four of KCR's other cabinet colleagues were defeated as also Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary.

KCR dissolved the Assembly in September, eight months before its term was to end.  

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