Telangana Assembly Elections will be held on December 7 in one phase. The Chief Minister of Telangana KC Rao dissolved the assembly on September 6, 2018.
The election commission on Saturday announced the dates for polling in the five states- Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana for the assembly elections. The Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat informed that the polling in Telangana will be held on December 7 in one phase. The Chief Minister of Telangana KC Rao dissolved the assembly on September 6, 2018.
The last date of filing the nominations is November 19 while the final date of scrutiny of the candidate is November 20. The candidates can withdraw their nominations by November 22. The counting of results will take place on December 11.
After carving out the state from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Rashtra Samiti won total 11 parliamentary seats out of 17 seats with a 34.9% vote share.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Telangana is a recently framed state in India. The state was confined on 2 June 2014, maintaining Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, with Hyderabad as its capital. It is bordered by Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh toward the south. The state has an area of 114,840 square kilometres and a population of roughly 3.5 crores (2011 insights), making it the twelfth biggest state in the country. Its huge urban ranges incorporate Hyderabad, Nizamabad and Karimnagar. Out of the total population, 1.76 crores are men and 1.73 crores are women.
Out of the total population of Telangana, 85.1% are Hindus, 12.7% are Muslim, and 1.3% are Christians and 0.9% others. Telugu and Urdu are the official tongues of the state. Around 77% of the inhabitants in the state speak in Telugu, 12% in Urdu and 13% speak diverse dialects.
As many as 2.13 crores people reside in rural parts of Telangana forming 61.12 % of the entire state’s population. Whereas, 1.36 crores live in urban areas and form 38.88% of the state’s population. The Scheduled Caste makes up to 54.09 Lakhs of the population while the scheduled tribe makes up to 31.78 Lakhs.
According to the data published by Chief Electoral Officer of Telangana in the final electoral roll, the total voter population of the state is 2.53 crores. Out of which 1.28 crores are male while 1.24 crores are female voters. There are 2739 third gender voters.
There is a total of 119 constituencies in the Telangana Assembly and 1 seat is reserved for an Anglo-Indian community. Of the 119 seats, 18 are reserved for the Scheduled Caste candidates and 9 are reserved for the scheduled tribe candidates.
Major Political Parties:
According to the election commission data, there are total six national parties in the state including Bharatiya Janata Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Indian National Congress and Nationalist Congress Party. There are as many as four registered regional parties- All India Majlis-EIttehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSR Congress).
2014 Assembly Elections results:
The Telangana Assembly Elections were conducted on April 30, 2014. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti which had fought for separate statehood to Telangana for almost a decade swept the polls. Out of 119 seats, TRS won 63 seats, Congress won 21 seats while TDP won 15 seats. AIMIM won 7 seats, while BJP and YSR Congress party won 5 and 3 seats respectively. CPI and CPI(M) won one seat each while BSP won 2 seats.
KCR started his career with the youth Congress party in Medak district under the leadership of Sanjay Gandhi. Later he joined Telugu Desam Party led by NT.Rama Rao. He worked as a minister in both NT Rama Rao’s cabinet and Chandrababu Naidu’s cabinet. However, he resigned from the post and party in 2001 in order to form Telangana Rashtra Samithi. The aim of the party was to achieve a separate statehood to Telangana. After formation of the state, the party swept the polls and KC Rao was sworn in as the Chief Minister. Currently, he is the most popular politician in Telangana.
Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy:
Uttam Kumar Reddy was born on 20th June 1962. He represents the Huzurnagar constituency as a member of the legislative assembly of Telangana state and is a Congress state president. Before the separation of states, he was elected thrice to the state’s assembly. He was Former Minister of Housing, Weaker Selection Housing Programmes in Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Brother of AIMIM President and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi, Akbaruddin Owaisi was born on 14th June 1970. He is an MLA based in Hyderabad. Akbaruddin has been elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Chandrayangutta constituency on four consecutive occasions, in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. He enjoys quite a popularity among Muslim population of the state.