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Four TRS candidates, 1 of ally win TLC elections

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Four candidates of the ruling TRS and a nominee of its ally AIMIM won the election (MLAs quota) to fill five vacancies in the Legislative Council on Tuesday, which was boycotted by the main opposition

TRS nominees Mohd Mehmood Ali, who is also the Home Minister, Seri Subhash Reddy, and Yegge Mallesam and AIMIM candidate emerged victorious in the poll, legislative sources said.

The total number of votes polled was 98 in the 120 member House (including nominated MLA).

Mehmood Ali, and Rathod got 20 votes each, while Mallesam and Effendi obtained 19 each, they said.

The 22 absentee members included (19), (2) and BJP (1).

The generated political heat following the decision of four MLAs and a MLA to switch over to the ruling TRS in the run-up to the poll.

Banking on the support of its 19 MLAs and the two members, Congress had fielded a nominee.

However, the party's strength came down to 15 from 19 following the decision of the four MLAs to join TRS.

The strength of TDP got reduced to one after the other MLA decided to move to TRS.

Alleging that TRS had adopted unconstitutional and unethical means to encourage defection of its MLAs, Congress on Monday had announced it would boycott the poll.

TDP has also announced that it would not participate in the election.

TRS had won 88 MLAs in the December 7 2018 Assembly elections. An independent MLA and an had declared support to the ruling party.

The AIMIM has seven MLAs.

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

First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 21:25 IST