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TRS all set to form government in Telangana

ANI  |  Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] 

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is all set to retain power in Telangana as the party has already won 79 Assembly seats and is leading on 9 seats as per the latest poll result details shared by the Election Commission of India (ECI) at 9.10 pm.

The BJP has won one seat and is leading on none. The Congress has won 18 seats and leading on one seat. Asaduddin Owaisi led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has won six seats and is leading on one seat. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has won two seats and is leading on none.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu said, "TDP respects the mandate of the people of Telangana. Congratulations to K Chandrasekhar Rao. Also, the best wishes to all the newly elected public representatives of five states."

Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao won from Gajewal constituency by over 50,000 votes while TRS candidate Talasani Srinivas Yadav, minister in Rao's government, has won from Sanath Nagar constituency by 30,217 votes, the ECI informed. All India Forward Bloc and Independent have won one seat each.

A total of 1,821 candidates were in the fray for the Assembly elections in Telangana to try their luck from 119 Assembly seats. The state recorded a voter turnout of over 73 per cent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 21:50 IST
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