HYDERABAD: The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), which went for early elections, crushed the Congress-led combine which included the Telugu Desam Party to sweep the elections.
Telangana caretaker Minister KT Rama Rao meets Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) workers at party office in Hyderabad. TRS is leading on 79 seats as per official ECI trends. #AssemblyElections2018Results pic.twitter.com/KqxqmW6Kdm
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TRS activists danced on the streets to drum beat, exploded firecrackers and distributed sweets as the TRS was set to win 85 of the 119 seats. The Congress alliance was way behind at 23, prompting a Congress leader to allege that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) had undone the party.
Rao’s daughter K. Kavitha, an MP, told the media: “Our hard work in four-and-a-half years has paid off. Nobody knows Telangana like KCR.”
“It’s people’s victory. They have once again upheld the Telangana pride. KCR has proved correct that people will win,” said Rao’s nephew, T Harish Rao, who retained his Siddipet seat with a record margin.