Telangana Exit Poll LIVE 2023: The CNN exit poll has predict hung assembly in Telangana with Congress getting 56 seats and BRS bagging 48 seats.
K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has served as Telangana’s Chief Minister for the past decade, since the state’s inception in 2014. KCR is aggressively campaigning for a third term, and he is up against his most formidable electoral challenge in the recent history in the form of spirited Congress.
As the ruling BRS faces anti-incumbency following a two-term reign in India’s youngest state, which was founded ten years ago, the Congress is attempting to make a comeback in a state it ruled before the state’s division. After a resounding setback over the Congress in adjacent Karnataka earlier this year, the BJP is likewise vying for its first victory in the southern state.
Prominent candidates in Telangana include CM KCR, his son KTR, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, Bharat Rashtra Samithi MLC K Kavitha, Cricketer-turned-politician and Congress candidate from Jubilee Hills Mohammad Azharuddin, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, and State Congress President Revanth Reddy.
BRS has contested from all 119 seats. According to the seat-sharing arrangement, the BJP and star Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena are contesting 111 and 8 seats, respectively, while the Congress has ceded one seat to its ally CPI and is contesting 118 others.
AIMIM, led by Asaduddin Owaisi, has candidates in nine segments in Hyderabad.
The current strength of Telangana Assembly is 119. In 2018, the then-Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) swept the state polls with 88 seats. The Congress Party came in second with 19 seats, AIMIM got seven, while the BJP just got one.