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Telangana: Congress Party to boycott Biennial Elections

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on Monday stated that the party will boycott the biennial elections to state scheduled on Tuesday as a mark of protest against the ruling party Rashtra Samithi.

Reddy told ANI, "To win the MLC elections, minimum strength required for first preference vote is 21. has won 19 seats. When elections were announced, KCR in a blatant violation of the constitution has engineered defections from the party. As a mark of protest to this undemocratic behavior, the Congress party has decided to boycott."

The Congress had 19 members in 119-member Assembly but with the defection of four MLAs during last one week, the tally has come down to 15. It requires at least 21 votes to win the seat.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 03:59 IST