Hyderabad: Congress trounces BRS in Telangana; wins 65 seats along with ally CPI
In Telangana, the Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has accepted the resignation of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and asked him to continue in office till a new government is formed. The Congress has won 64 of the 119 seats. The ruling BRS, which was hoping for a hat-trick of victory, got 39 seats. The BJP ended up at the 3rd position with eight seats.
The AIMIM won 7 seats. CPI in alliance with Congress won the lone seat it contested. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao won from Gajwel but lost in Kamareddy. PCC president Revanth Reddy won from Kodangal but lost from Kamareddy’s seat. Venkataramana Reddy of BJP won the Kamareddy seat. BJP leader Etela Rajender lost both seats in Huzurabad and Gajwel.
Addressing the media conference in Hyderabad, AICC In-charge in Telangana Manikrao Thakare said, that Congress top leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi campaigned well and ‘all senior leaders collectively fought the election. PCC president Revant Reddy said the victory is for the people of Telangana. He dedicated the victory to the Martyrs of the separate state movement. He said 6-guarantees will be implemented as assured by the Congress party in the state. He thanked CPI, CPM, and Telangana Jana Samiti.
Of the six MPs who contested the elections, Congress’ Uttam Kumar Reddy, Revanth Reddy and K. Venkat Reddy won the elections while three BJP MPs, Bandi Sanjay, Dharmapuri Aravind and Soyam Bapurao lost.
Meanwhile, Congress leaders will meet the Governor tomorrow and request her to invite the party to form the government.