Connect with us

Telangana Elections 2018

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao promises hike in pension if voted to power

Published

on

hyderabad

Hyderabad | TRS president and Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Tuesday said the pension of Rs 1,000 given to various sections of people would be increased to Rs 2,016 if the party was voted to power in the December 7 assembly elections.

“I am appealing to all who get pensions, our government will come to power definitely. After that, Rs 2,016 will be given as pension to all, be they women, beedi workers, elderly people, widows,” he said while addressing an election rally here.

The pension given to people with disabilities would be increased to Rs 3,016 from Rs 1,500, he said. Unemployed persons, based on eligibility, would get a monthly assistance of Rs 3,000, he added.

Other welfare measures such as investment support scheme for farmers and insurance scheme for them were promised by the Chief Minister.

Telangana Elections 2018

Congress led People’s Front meet Telangana governer; submit representation of prepoll alliance

News Desk

Published

on

Hyderabad | The Congress-led People’s Front on Monday meet Telangana Governor E L Narsiman ahead of the results of the assembly election and submitted the representation of the pre-poll alliance of the four parties.

The Praja Kutami or People’s Front in Telangana includes Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS). Out of the 119 seats in Telangana Assembly, The Congress party is contesting on 93 seats while the rest of the seats are given to the alliance of the People’s Front. The Telegu Desam Party is contesting on 14 seats, Telangana Jana Samiti on 8 seats, The Communist party is contesting on 3 seats while the Telangana Inti Party is contesting on just 1 seat.

Voting for the assembly election in the 119 seat Telangana took place on December 7. The Election Commission on Saturday announced that 73.20 percent polling was registered in the Telangana Assembly elections. Results of the assembly elections in Telangana will be declared on December 11 along with Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.

Continue Reading

Election Special

Over 1.74 lakh EVMs store fate of 8,500 candidates of five states

Published

on

By

EVM

New Delhi | The electoral fate of over 8,500 candidates of five states which went to polls recently is sealed in over 1.74 lakh EVMs which will be opened Tuesday. These electronic voting machines are now stored in over 670 strongrooms across Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana.

A total of 1,74,724 EVMs were used at polling stations in the five states. The maximum 65,367 machines were used in Madhya Pradesh. A little over 8,500 candidates were in fray in the five states with 2,907 in Madhya Pradesh. After voting, the EVMs have been stored in strongrooms. According to the Election Commission, there is one strongroom earmarked for every assembly seat. EVMs which were kept as reserve or had developed snag are kept in a separate facility.

A total of 679 assembly seats in the five states were to go for election, but due to the death of a candidate in Rajasthan, polling was countermanded on one seat. The strongrooms will be opened on Tuesday in the presence of candidates or their representatives from where machines will be taken to counting centres. The results will set the tone for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

These five Assembly elections would be crucial for the BJP as it gears up for the Lok Sabha election next year and is in power in three of these states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. While the Congress is in power in Mizoram, Telangana Rashtra Samithi ruled Telangana before the Assembly was dissolved.

The BJP is trying for a fourth term in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and to retain power in Rajasthan. The three states also played a significant role for the BJP in the 2014 general election, when it had won 62 out of the 65 Lok Sabha seats in these three states.

The elections also hold significance for the Congress, which is out to challenge the BJP’s rule in the states even while protecting its last bastion in the North-East. Mizoram is the only remaining state in the North-East, which is not under the rule of BJP-led NDA. The eight North-East states together have 25 Lok Sabha seats.

Continue Reading

Telangana Elections 2018

‘We should wait for the result’: Asaduddin Owaisi on alliance with TRS

News Desk

Published

on

Owaisi

Hyderabad | All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday refused to comment on the possibility of his forming a post-poll alliance with the Congress and TDP in Telangana by joining the Congress-led Praja Kutami (People’s Front).

Speaking to media on Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) statement that the TRS will form the govt in Telangana on our own, Owaisi said that the speculations which are being raised are baseless rather we should wait for the result.”

Earlier Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) spokesperson Bhanu Prasad said, “We don’t need any alliance, we will form the Government on our own. We are confident that we will win enough seats.”  Meanwhile, the Telangana BJP chief K Laxman said,  BJP will not support Congress or AIMIM, but other options are open raising possibility of an alliance with TRS.

Voting for the assembly election in the 119 seat Telangana took place on December 7. The Election Commission on Saturday announced that 73.20 percent polling was registered in the Telangana Assembly elections. Results of the assembly elections in Telangana will be declared on December 11 along with Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.

Continue Reading

Popular Stories

Copyright © 2018 Theo Connect Pvt. Ltd.