Telangana Exit Polls: KCR’s Snap Election Gamble May Pay Off, Say Surveys
After the state was formed in 2013, the TRS had won with a simple majority holding onto 63 seats while the Congress only got 21.
File photo of TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao. (Twitter)
New Delhi: In Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) appeared the likely winner in a keenly contested state elections, as per exit poll results although the margin varied from poll to poll.
As per the Times Now–CNX exit poll, the TRS was slated to get 66 seats, the Congress 37, the BJP seven seats and AIMIM nine.
India Today-Axis poll has predicted 79 to 91 seats for the TRS, 21 to 33 for Congress, 1 to 3 for BJP and 4-7 seats for AIMIM. The exit poll conducted by Jan Ki Baat said TRS would get 57 seats, Congress 45, AIMIM 6 and BJP 5 seats.
The results, analysts said, suggested that the surge for TRS had come at the cost of the Congress, with the AIMIM emerging as a key factor, holding on to their stronghold and aiding the TRS in being able to capaitalise on minority votes outside the Hyderabad.
After the state was formed in 2013, the TRS had won with a simple majority holding onto 63 seats while the Congress only got 21. The TDP and BJP partnered up to win 15 and 5 seats, respectively, while AIMIM held onto its traditional strongholds in 7 seats.
In Telangana, caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s decision to call for snap polls may help the TRS clinch victory, while one survey has predicted a Congress win.
The state voted on Friday and saw a turnout of over 56 percent till 3 pm. The Congress has stitched together "Praja Kutami" (People's Front) along with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) to take on the ruling TRS, which is seeking a second term in office. The TRS went alone in the polls, so did the BJP.
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