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High-decibel campaign ends in Telangana

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

A high-decibel campaign for the Assembly

A news conference jointly addressed by Rahul Gandhi, (TDP) and other leaders of the People's Front in was ended abruptly a minute before the deadline for campaign ended at 5 p.m.

Ruling Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Minister addressed his last election rally in Gajwel constituency, from where he is seeking re-election.

For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Minister campaigned on the last day addressing four rallies.

A little over 2.80 crore people are eligible to vote in the Friday election. A total of 1,821 candidates are in the fray in 119 constituencies.

The acrimonious campaign saw no-holds-barred exchanges among leaders of the three political formations and the All Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), a key in

Seeking a second consecutive term in India's youngest state, TRS is contesting all the seats on its own. has declared support to TRS, barring eight constituencies in

KCR, whose party bagged 63 seats in 2014, dissolved the Assembly in September to go for early elections, eight months before its term was to end.

The is contesting 94 seats and its ally TDP 13. They have left the remaining seats for (TJS) and Communist Party of (CPI).

The BJP is contesting the polls on its own. The Bahujan Left Front (BLD) led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist and are also contesting.

For TRS, KCR led the campaign addressing over 100 election rallies across the state. His son conducted the campaign in Greater Hyderabad while nephew too addressed a few meetings.

As stakes are high for Chandrababu Naidu, he campaigned extensively in Greater Hyderabad, which has considerable number of voters from He also shared the dais with in Khammam, and Hyderabad.

led the campaign of the People's Front, addressing over 25 rallies. His mother and Progressive Alliance (UPA) too addressed a meeting in Hyderabad.

Several central leaders of Congress, actresses Vijayashanti, Khushboo, Nagma, former Indian Mohammad Azharuddin, former took part in the campaigning.

BJP led the campaign for the party, addressing a series of rallies across the state. participated in three rallies including one in Hyderabad.

president and his brother led their party's campaign.

addressed a couple of meetings while CPI-M campaigned for BLF.



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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 18:14 IST