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“Congress offered me 25 Lakh rupees to not conduct rally in Nirmal”: Asaduddin Owaisi

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The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi further lashed out at Congress party saying “I am not the one who can be bought”.

 

Nirmal| Ahead of the crucial Telangana assembly election, the blame game has begun. AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today accused the Congress of offering him money to not conduct a rally. “Congress offered me Rs 25 lakhs to cancel my rally here (Nirmal),” Owaisi said. He asked, “What more proof of their arrogance is needed?”

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader further lashed out at Congress party saying “I am not the one who can be bought”.

The voting for Assembly elections in Telangana is set to take place on December 7. The counting of votes for the same will be done on December 11.

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TRS vote share increases to 47 percent, up from 34 percent in 2014

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Hyderabad | The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which returned to power with a two-thirds majority in the December 7 Assembly elections, results of which were declared Tuesday, polled 46.9 percent of the total votes in the state.

This is nearly 13 percent more than what it had secured in the Telangana region of undivided Andhra Pradesh in 2014. The K Chandrasekhar Rao-led TRS won 88 seats in the 119-member Assembly, quelling the challenge of the Congress-TDP-led ‘People’s Front’ which also comprised the TJS and the CPI.

According to the statistics provided by the Election Commission, the TRS had secured 63 seats in the 2014 elections, polling around 34.3 percent of votes. This time, the Congress secured 28.4 percent of votes, bagging only 19 seats, two less than what it had won in the last polls, while the TDP could win only two against its tally of 15 seats in 2014.

The two other coalition partners failed to open their account. The BJP garnered seven percent, the TDP three percent and the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM 2.7 percent.

According to state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar, 73.2 percent of the total 2.80 crore electorate exercised their franchise. Chandrasekhar Rao’s nephew T Harish Rao romped home with a huge margin of 1,18,699 votes in the Siddipet constituency, the highest in the polls. He polled 1,31,295 votes, while his Telangana Jana Samithi rival Bhavani Marikanti secured 12,596 votes. Harish Rao was followed by Arrori Ramesh, who won from the Wardhanpet segment by 99,240 votes.

The Congress’ Athram Sakku won from Asifabad by a narrow margin of 171 votes over his TRS rival Kova Laxmi. Chandrasekhar Rao won by a margin of 57,321 votes over Congress rival V Pratap Reddy from the Gajwel constituency. Three TRS contestants registered their victory with margins of less than 1,000 votes over their nearest rivals.

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TRS will play a very crucial role in national politics: KCR

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Hyderabad | TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday dedicated the emphatic victory of his party to the people of the state and said the election results would enable it to play a crucial role in national politics.

“We dedicate this victory to the people of Telangana.

This is a positive vote for us,” Rao, who is set to return as chief minister for a second term, told a press conference.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi has secured a two-thirds majority, winning 81 seats out of the total 119 as per the latest vote count in the assembly elections.

The TRS was leading in six others, leaving the others way behind.

According to results and trends available at 5 pm, the Congress won 15 seats and was leading in four while ally TDP bagged two seats.

“We are going to play a very crucial role in the national politics…and we will show…we will give a new definition to the national political scenario,” he said, as TRS workers broke into celebrations.

“Today’s results…Telangana has shown the way to the whole nation. Today, Telangana stands (as) a non-Congress,non-BJP state,” Rao added.

Rao has been one of the votaries of a broad-based non-BJP and non-Congress federal front, and the win would further fortify his position as a regional satrap.

According to results and trends available at 5 pm, the Congress won 15 seats and was leading in four while ally TDP bagged two seats.

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Congress-led alliance needs introspection on failure: TDP

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Hyderabad | The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) said Tuesday the Congress-led alliance, of which it is a part, needs to analyse and introspect on the grouping’s “failure” in the Telangana Assembly elections.

“We have to analyse the factors that contributed to the success of TRS and failure of our alliance,” said Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, a senior leader of TDP, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

“We were expecting to get more number of seats. The results are not to our expectations,” Reddy told PTI.

The alliance which also comprised the Telangana Jana Samithi and the Communist Party of India, did not fare well, and “we have to analyse and introspect where it went wrong, and we have to work together”, he said.

“We have to respect people’s verdict”, Reddy said, adding the alliance would now strive hard to see to it that the TRS government implements the “tall promises” made by the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led party.

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