TRS would retain power in Telangana: KCR

TRS would retain power in Telangana: KCR

Siddipet: Telangana caretaker Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao, who exercised his franchise in the Assembly elections here, on Friday said that his party would retain power in the state with a huge majority.

Speaking on the performance of the TRS in this Assembly elections, KCR said, “Pro-government incumbency is there in Telangana. Huge voter turnout will be recorded. Even old people are coming out and voting. You will see our victory in exit polls in the evening.”

KCR was accompanied by his wife Sobha and TRS candidate from Siddipet seat T Harish Rao.

Polling in Telangana is being held across 119 assembly constituencies. While in 13 “trouble-prone” constituencies the polling is scheduled to end at 4 pm, voting in the rest of the constituencies will end at 5 pm this evening.

A total of 1,821 candidates are in the fray in the state. Rao-led TRS is contesting in all 119 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party is battling for 118 seats. The Congress party led by its president Rahul Gandhi is contesting in 99 seats, Telugu Desam Party in 13, Telangana Jana Samithi in eight and Communist Party of India in three seats.