No oath ceremony on Dec 4, fake letter circulating online: Congress

Incumbent chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao tendered his resignation to state Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan after Congress emerged victorious in Telangana Assembly polls

Hyderabad: The letter being circulated on the internet about TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy taking oath as chief minister on December 4 is fake, Congress has clarified.

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The letter, which looks like an official communication sent by the Hyderabad Commissioner of Police to the Additional DGP of Telangana, reads, “This is to inform you that Sri Anumula Revanth Reddy, MLA, Kodangal is likely to take oath as Chief Minister of Telangana State in Hyderabad on 4-12-2023.”

The letter surfaced on the internet shortly after Telangana elections results were declared with Congress winning 64 seats. According to Congress, party leaders led by the TPCC chief went to meet the Governor to discuss the party’s plans to form the next state government.

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The final tally of the Telangana elections stood at 64 seats for the Congress, 39 for the BRS, 8 for BJP, 7 for the AIMIM, and 1 seat for Congress’ ally CPI.

Telangana incumbent chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao tendered his resignation to state Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.

While there were media reports that he requested an appointment with the Governor at Raj Bhavan, in a turn of events, he sent it via his OSD and reportedly travelled to his farmhouse in Gajwel.

Final tally:

PartiesWon
BRS39
Congress64
AIMIM7
BJP8
CPI1

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09:06 PM: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, “The people of Telangana have taken a decision and we should respect it. In the last 10 years, there has been development in Telangana under the leadership of KCR but we respect the decision of the people…I am thankful to the public for giving us victory on 7 seats. We will work on the loop holes and introspect this”

08:53 PM: Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar says, “We are now going to meet the Governor to claim the formation of the government and we have called a meeting of the newly elected MLAs and our allies tomorrow at 9:30 am.”

07:14 PM: Governor Tamilisai accepted KCR’s resignation letter and further requested him to continue in office till the formation of the new government.

06:23 PM: BRS working president K T Rama Rao said that the BRS will play the role of a ‘constructive opposition’.

06:09 PM: BRS senior leader Danam Nagender retains Khairatabad seat, defeats Congress’ P Vijaya Reddy

05:29 PM: The Election Commission (EC) suspended Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar for violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for meeting with TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy on Sunday, December 3. Notices were served to Sanjay Jain, State Police Nodal Officer, Telangana, and Mahesh Bhagwat, Nodal (Expenditure).

They had met Anumula Revanth Reddy, a contesting candidate in the ongoing General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Telangana, in Hyderabad with a flower bouquet at the residence of the said contesting candidate.

04:45 PM: Chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao tenders his resignation to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Bhavan. He sent the resignation to the Governor via the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) and reportedly went to his Gajwel farmhouse in his personal vehicle.

04:36 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Telangana for their support to the BJP.

“My dear sisters and brothers of Telangana, Thank you for your support to the

@BJP4India. Over the last few years, this support has only been increasing and this trend will continue in the times to come. Our bond with Telangana is unbreakable and we will keep working for the people. I also appreciate the industrious efforts of each and every BJP Karyakarta,” he said in a post on X.

04:31 PM: Telangana BSP chief RS Praveen Kumar loses to BRS’ Koneru Kannappa in Sirpur

04:27 PM: BJP’s K Venkata Ramana Reddy defeats both incumbent CM KCR and TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy in Kamareddy

04:13 PM: CM KCR to visit Raj Bhavan to tender his official resignation letter to Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan

04:09 PM: Addressing a press conference, Revanth said that the Congress-led state government will protect democracy, human rights of citizens. He welcomed BRS working president K T Rama Rao’s statement on the election result and requested to party to cooperate in the formation of the next government.

“The gates of Pragathi Bhavan (CM’s residence) will be thrown open to public. It will be renamed as Dr BR Ambedkar Praja Bhavan. The government will also take suggestions of Prof Kodandaram along with opposition parties-BRS, BJP and AIMIM,” he said.

04:04 PM: BRS minister T Harish Rao also congratulated the Congress and said that the BRS will respect the people’s mandate.

04:00 PM: BRS MLC congratulated the Congress on its success and also thanked BRS workers for “all the hardwork.”

“Jai KCR !! Jai BRS !! Dear BRS family, thank you for all the hardwork !! Special thanks to all the social media warriors for the fight you put up !! Let us not forget.. with or without power we are servants of Telangana People. Let us all spiritedly work for our MotherLand. Special thanks to the people of KORUTLA

Congratulations to all the winning MLA’s and to the Congress Party !! May God Bless TELANGANA,” BRS MLC Kavitha said in a post on X.

03:37 PM: BJP’s Eatala Rajender loses from both Huzurabad and Gajwel against BRS’ Padi Kaushik Reddy and party chief KCR

03:12 PM: BRS working president and Telangana minister K T Rama Rao in his first response regarding the elections result, congratulated the Congress party on its success.

“Grateful to the people of Telangana for giving @BRSparty two consecutive terms of Government. Not saddened over the result today, but surely disappointed as it was not in expected lines for us. But we will take this in our stride as a learning and will bounce back Congratulations to Congress party on winning the mandate. Wishing you Good Luck. Not saddened over the result today, but surely disappointed as it was not in expected lines for us. But we will take this in our stride as a learning and will bounce back Congratulations to Congress party on winning the mandate. Wishing you Good Luck,” ktr said on X.

04:38 PM: BJP’s D Arvind loses in Korutla

03:03 PM: Congress senior leader Mohammed Shabbir Ali defeated by BJP’s Dhanpal Suryanarayana in Nizamabad(Urban)

03:00 PM: Congress’ P Sudarshan Reddy defeats BRS’ Mohammad Shakil Aamir in Bodhan

02:55 PM: BRS’ Kaleru Venkatesh wins from Amberpet, defeats BJP’s C Krishna Yadav

02:47 PM: BRS education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy wins from Maheshwaram

02:37 PM: Congress workers raise the slogan of ‘CM-CM’ in favor of state party president Revanth Reddy, as he arrives at the party office in Hyderabad.

02:28 PM: BRS’ Prashanth Reddy Vemula wins from Balkonda, defeats Congress’ Sunil Kumar Muthyala

02:27 PM: Senior Congress leader C Damodar Rajanarsimha wins by over 27000 votes margin against BRS’ Chanti Kranthi Kiran

02:25 PM: BJP’s Payal Shanker wins from Adilabad, defeats BRS’ Jogu Ramanna

02:24 PM: CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka Mallu defeats BRS’ Kamal Raju Lingala from Madhira

02:23 PM: Congress’ Aadi Srinivas wins from Vemulawada over C Lakshmi Narasimha Rao

02:19 PM: Congress’ Mandula Samel wins from Thungathurthi, defeats Gadari Kishore Kumar

02:18 PM: KTR, Harish Rao register wins from Sircilla, Siddipet

02:16 PM: BJP’s T Raja Singh trumps BRS’ Nand Kishor Vyas Bilal in Goshamahal

02:15 PM: BRS’ Kotta Prabhakar Reddy defeats BJP’s M Raghunandan Rao by over 49000 votes

02:13 PM: Congress candidate Gaddam Vivekanand wins over BRS’ Balka Suman from Chennur

02:11 PM: Congress’ Gaddam Vinod cruises to victory over BRS’ Durgam Chinnaiah in Bellampalli

02:09 PM: AIMIM’s Akbaruddin Owaisi registers massive success in Chandrayangutta

02:07 PM: KCR leads Gajwel with over 14000 majority over BJP’s Eatala Rajender

02:02 PM: BJP’s Venkata Ramana Reddy pushes Revanth and KCR to second and third places in Kamareddy

02:00 PM: BRS’ KP Vivekanand Goud registers massive victory in Quthbullapur by over 85000 votes

01:57 PM: AIMIM’s Mir Zulfequar Ali wins Charminar seat

01:50 PM: TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy registers win in Kodangal, leading against KCR in Kamareddy

01:40 PM: Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar arrives at party office in Hyderabad.

01:37 PM: Congress registers win in 11 seats, BRS at 3 and BJP at 1

01:35 PM: Komatireddy brothers succeed with huge majorities. Venkat Reddy won from Nalgonda and Rajgopal won from Munguode. Uttam Kumar Reddy wins from Huzurnagar

01:12 PM: BRS minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav leads in Sanathnagar by over 20000 votes

01:06 PM: Revanth travels to Gandhi Bhavan in a celebratory fashion. TDP flags emerge in the rally.

12:52 PM: BJP’s Dharmapuri Arvind trailing in Korutla by over 6000 votes (7 rounds)

12:46 PM: Congress’ Seethakka leading BRS candidate Bade Nagajyothi by over 23000 votes

12:43 PM: BJP’s Maheshwar Reddy on track to win Nirmal with a lead of over 36500 votes

12:42 PM: CM KCR leading in Gajwel by over 8000 votes

12:42 PM: Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar says, “The people of Telangana have decided that there must be change, there must be change for progress, and development. He (Revanth Reddy) is the PCC president. He is the team leader. Our party will take the decision (on the CM’s face). The election was fought on collective leadership. I do not want to comment on KCR or KTR, the people of Telangana have given them an answer…”

12:38 PM: BRS minister Ch Mallareddy leading from Medchal

12:34 PM: Telangana BSP chief RS Praveen Kumar trailing in Sirpur. BRS’ Koneru Kannappa is in the lead

12:32 PM: Top Telangana police officers DGP Anjani Kumar, Mahesh Bhagwat, and Sanjay Kumar Jain congratulate TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy on the Congress party’s success. The three officers presented a flower bouquet to him and extended greetings. Security was beefed up at the residence of Revanth Reddy and the State party headquarters Gandhi Bhavan. Revanth Reddy’s security will be increased and will be taken up by the Intelligence Security Wing (ISW). Security at the houses of other Congress leaders is also beefed up.

12:21 PM: CM KCR at 3rd place after Revanth Reddy and BJP’s K Venkata Ramana Reddy in Kamareddy in latest trends

12:17 PM: TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy leading in Kodangal by over 23000 votes

12:17 PM: BRS’ KP Vivekanand from Quthbullapur leading by over 54000 votes

12:04 PM: CM Camp Office in Hyderabad wears a deserted look as the ruling BRS trails in the state election, as per official EC trends. Chief Minister and party chief K Chandrashekar Rao is currently at the CM’s residence. Congress is leading in the state on 68 of the total 119 seats.

12:01 PM: Congress shows clear dominance in SC, and ST seats

11:56 AM: Congress candidate Koram Kanakaiah wins from Yellandu (ST), trumps BRS’ Haripriya Banoth

11:55 AM: Senior Congress leader Komatireddy Venkat Reddy leading from Nalgonda

11:50 AM: Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin is trailing by 1050 votes at Jubilee Hills where BRS sitting MLA Mangati Gopinath is leading after 3 rounds of counting.

11:47 AM: BRS’ Gudem Mahipal in lead over Congress’ Kata Sreenivas Goud after 4 rounds of counting in Patancheru

11:44 AM: Congress MP Uttam Kumar Reddy says, “Congress will form the government. There is a special place for the Gandhi family in the hearts of the Telangana people. We made a mistake in the 2014 and 2018 elections. This time, we corrected ourselves, and we are on the way to victory. Second is the incompetence, arrogance, the corruption of the BRS government…”

11:41 AM: Congress MP Uttam Kumar Reddy says, “Congress will form the government. There is a special place for the Gandhi family in the hearts of the Telangana people. We made a mistake in the 2014 and 2018 elections. This time, we corrected ourselves, and we are on the way to victory. Second is the incompetence, arrogance, the corruption of the BPR government…”

11:39 AM: Celebrations outside Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy’s residence in Hyderabad as the party leads in official trends

11:39 AM: Congress registers first win from Aswaraopeta (ST) as its candidate Jare Adinarayana wins over BRS candidate Mecha Nageswara Rao by over 23000 votes

11:26 AM: 6 cabinet ministers, Indrakaran Reddy, Puvvada Ajay, Niranjan Reddy, Erraballi Dayakar Rao, Prashant Reddy, and Koppula Eshwar in the BRS cabinet are currently trailing from their seats

11:18 AM: KTR leading from Sircilla by over 5000 votes (5 rounds)

11:17 AM: BJP’s Raja Singh leading in Goshamahal by over 3000 votes (6 rounds), BRS in over 5000 votes lead in Malkajgiri (3 rounds)

11:08 AM: Congress’ Kata Sreenivas Goud leading on BRS sitting MLA Gudem Mahipal in Patancheru

11:05 AM: Karne Shirisha, popularly known as Barrelakka trailing in Kollapur, Congress’ Jupally Krishna Rao leading

10:59 AM: BJP leader N V Subhash says, “In elections, whatever mandate people give us is acceptable. As far as the Congress party is concerned, if you look near their political hub… they have kept so many buses there. That means that they are not confident in the MLAs who are supposed to be winning…”

10:46 AM: Congress cadre burst firecrackers outside the office of the party’s state unit in Hyderabad as the party leads on 52 seats in Telangana

10:44 AM: Revanth leading over KCR at Kamareddy by over 2000 votes, leading in Kodangal by over 7000 votes

10:37 AM: BJP leading in 4 seats in Hyderabad

10:35 AM: AIMIM’s Ahmed Balala leading from Malakpet, BRS’ Talasani Srinivas Yadav and Muta Gopal leading from Sanathnagar and Musheerabad respectively

10:34 AM: Luxury buses have been stationed at Hyderabad’s Taj Krishna. On buses stationed at Hyderabad’s Taj Krishna, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Vice President, Kiran Kumar Chamala says, “You all know KCR style of functioning, poaching is his main agenda. So we have taken some measurements, but after seeing the result today, the trends and everything. Such activity is not needed because at least we will have 80 plus seats…Everything is fine. We are very happy today…”

10:31 AM: BJP’s Eatala Rajender trailing in both Huzurabad and Gajwel

10:29 AM: Congress’ Mynampally Rohit leading from Medak

10:25 AM: Congress, its ally CPI leading in all ten seats in Khammam district

10:20 AM: Congress’ Jagga Reddy trailing in Sangareddy

10:15 AM: BRS’ Devireddy Sudheer Reddy leading in LB Nagar by over 3000 votes

10:03 AM: As Congress leads in #TelanganaAssemblyElection2023, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury says, “I had been saying for more than a year because we tapped into the pulse of the public. We understood that a big change is going to come and that is what is happening…Victory is ours, I am very confident…People were tired of BRS. BJP and BRS are one – everyone understood it. They also understand the dangerous role that AIMIM played. I think AIMIM, Owaisi has suffered the biggest loss in this game. People understood the truth behind the wrong step he took at the national level. It is unfortunate because I had always considered him to be an intelligent man…When Congress contests unitedly, no force in the country can stand against us…”

10:03 AM: Congress’ Feroz Khan leading in Nampally over AIMIM’s Majid Hussain

10:02 AM: BRS’ T Padma Rao Goud and Lasya Nanditha leading from Secunderabad, Secunderabad Cantonment

10:01 AM: BJP’s Raghunandan Rao trailing in Dubbaka

10:00 AM: BJP’s Bandi Sanjay Kumar trailing against BRS’ Gangula Kamalakar

09:51 AM: BRS’ Gudem Mahipal Reddy leading in Patancheru over Congress’ Kata Sreenivas Reddy

09:49 AM: BRS’ Maganti Gopinath leading over Congress’ Mohammad Azharuddin in Jubilee Hills

09:43 AM: KTR leading from Sircilla

09:36 AM: BJP MP K Laxman says, “In Telangana, people were wanting a change. Corruption by BRS, dynasty politics, and appeasement politics were the three main issues that affected people… In the initial count, Congress is leading in many places. But I believe that the BJP will play an important role.”

09:32 AM: Congress supporters gather outside the residence of state party chief Revanth Reddy in Hyderabad and raise slogans as the party shows lead.

09:29 AM: BJP’s Eatala Rajender leading in Huzurabad, trailing in Gajwel

09:23 AM: KTR trailing in Sircilla against Congress candidate Kondam Karuna Mahender Reddy 

09:12 AM: Visuals from Congress’ PC room at party headquarters in Delhi where leaders and workers watch TV channels to track election results.

09:11 AM: Visuals from Sri Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Stadium where counting of votes is underway.

09:09 AM: BRS’ Prakash Goud leads in Rajendranagar

09:09 AM: BRS minister Erraballi Dayakar Rao trailing in Palakurthi

09:08 AM: BRS’ Danam Nagender leading in Khairtabad over Congress’ P Vijaya Reddy

09:03 AM: Congress’ K Rajagopal Reddy leads in Munugode

09:00 AM: TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy leading in both Kodangal and Kamareddy

08:56 AM: KCR leads from Gajwel over BJP’s Eatala Rajender

08:55 AM: BJP’s T Raja Singh leads from Goshamahal over BRS, Congress

08:46 AM: TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy leading in Kamareddy against BRS supremo and chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

08:40 AM: On early trends, BRS MP K. Keshava Rao says, “I will not get into the figures now because I would not undermine the surveys. You have your studies, I have mine…As far as the surveys are concerned, you have given Congress a lead. But as per my studies, we have a comfortable majority to get into power…Congress is fighting a lone battle, they have no supporters. They have to get the seats all by themselves…But BJP and AIMIM are sure to support us in case of need…” On Congress’ lead, he says, “We have to congratulate them. This is not a joke…They have done a great job. We are coming down, they have gone up. This has to be accepted because the figures will say. There is no question of hiding those things.”

08:37 AM: BRS’ T Harish Rao leads in Siddipet postal ballot counting

08:35 AM: BRS MLC K Kavitha continues to exude confidence in a BRS victory

08:32 AM: Congress candidates Tummala Nageshwar, and Bhatti Vikramarka lead from Khammam and Madhira respectively over BRS candidates

08:30 AM: Leads- BRS-22, Congress-26, BJP-4 and AIMIM-1

08:29 AM: AIMIM’s Akbaruddin Owaisi leads from Chandrayangutta, BJP’s Bandi Sanjay Kumar leading from Karimnagar over BRS’ Gangula Kamalakar

08:26 AM: Congress leads at 24, BRS at 20. BJP and AIMIM join the tally by leading at 4 and 1 respectively.

08:21 AM: Congress leading at 17, BRS at 15 places

08:17 AM: Congress MLA candidate from Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills, Mohammad Azharuddin on his way to the election votes counting centre in Kotla Vijay Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium

08:11 AM: Congress leading in 15 places and BRS at 12 as counting begins

08:09 AM: Congress’ Telangana in charge exudes confidence in forming the next government

08:00 AM: The counting of votes begins beginning with postal ballots

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