TRS candidate Bhupal Reddy established an early lead over Congress’ Sanjeeva Reddy, as counting of votes began on Tuesday for Narayankhed Assembly seat by poll in Telangana’s Medak district.
Bhupal Reddy was leading from the first round itself and was ahead by 7,302 votes after the completion of third round of counting.
He got 12,642 votes so far, followed by Sanjeeva Reddy who secured 5,340 votes till the latest counting report.
The by-election was necessitated due to the death of Sanjeeva Reddy’s father and sitting Congress MLA Krishna Reddy.
More than 81% polling was recorded in the by-election held on Saturday.