Telangana polls: Campaign by political parties ends today at 5 pm

Telangana will go for polling on November 30 while the counting of votes is scheduled for December 3.

Hyderabad: The high-octane campaign for the November 30 Telangana Assembly polls will end at 5 pm on Tuesday, after witnessing the longest poll season compared to the other four states-Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram- where elections were already held.

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The model code of conduct came into force in the state after the Elections Commission announced the schedule on October 9.

The BRS is trying to retain power for a third consecutive term, while the Congress has been fighting tooth and nail and went all out to make a comeback and the BJP left no stone unturned to get into power.

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As many as 2,290 contestants are in the fray for the upcoming elections, including BRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his minister-son KT Rama Rao, TPCC president A Revanth Reddy and BJP Lok Sabha members Bandi Sanjay Kumar, D Arvind and Soyam Bapurao.

KCR is contesting from two segments-Gajwel and Kamareddy- as is Revanth Reddy-Kodangal and Kamareddy. The BJP fielded its MLA, Etala Rajender, from Gajwel, besides Huzurabad, where he is the incumbent legislator.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a dozen meetings during the campaign period, besides a roadshow in Hyderabad on Monday amid huge fanfare.

The counting of votes will be taken up on December 3.

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