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Sunday, Apr 05, 2020

Telangana Rashtra Samithi sweeps Telangana municipal polls

Telangana's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has fielded candidates in all wards in the urban body elections. Main opposition Congress and BJP are also contesting the polls in majority of the wards. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has fielded candidates in 276 wards.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jan 25, 2020 19:43 IST
Telangana Rashtra Samithi sweeps Telangana municipal polls
TRS chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) swept the municipal elections, capturing power in over 100 out of 120 municipalities and seven out of nine municipal corporations. Counting of votes for 120 municipalities and nine municipal corporations in Telangana began at 8am on Saturday morning. Voting for these local body elections was held on January 22. The overall voting percentage was 70.26.


There were sporadic incidents of clashes in parts of Telangana during the elections.

Elections are not being held in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and 10 other urban local bodies as their tenure is not yet over.

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has fielded candidates in all municipal wards. It faces rebel problem in some places. Main opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are also contesting the polls in majority of the wards. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has fielded candidates in 276 wards.

Here are the live updates:

07:43 PM IST

Telangana Rashtra Samithi sweeps Telangana municipal polls

Telangana Rashtra Samithi sweeps Telangana municipal polls

02:09 PM IST

AIMIM wins Bhainsa municipality

All India MIM wins Bhainsa municipality

02:09 PM IST

TRS wins 9 municipal corporations

TRS wins seven out of nine municipal corporations -- Badangpet, Meerpet, Banglaguda, Boduppal, Peerjadiguda, Jawaharnagar and Nizampet

12:30 PM IST

KCR likely to address media at 4pm

Telangana Rashtriya Samithi chief and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to address media at 4 pm.

12:28 PM IST

Forward Block with TRS rebels wins 2 municipalities

TRS tally (leads/wins) in municipal elections goes up to 103; Forward Block comprising TRS rebels captures 2 municipalities -- Kollapur and Aiza. Congress tally remains at four and BJP at one.

12:27 PM IST

TRS tally goes up to 45

TRS tally goes up to 95 including 45 wins in municipalities; the ruling party has also won two municipal corporations and leading in three others.

12:10 PM IST

BJP wins Amangal municipality

BJP opens its account in the urban civic body polls in Telangana, wins Amangal municipality.

11:06 AM IST

TRS leading / won 75 municipalities

TRS leads/wins so far: 75 out 120 municipalities

11:06 AM IST

Congress tally goes up to 4

Congress wins two more municipalities - Jangaon and Vaddepalli; increases the tally to four

10:55 AM IST

TRS wins 24 municipalities, ahead in 33

TRS registers win in 24 municipalities, leading in another 33 municipalities

12:28 PM IST

Results of 17 municipalities declared so far, TRS bags 15

Out of 17 municipalities for which results have been declared so far, TRS has won 15 and the Congress two.

10:55 AM IST

TRS wins Armoor municipality

Telangana Rashtriya Samithi wins Armoor and Kothakota municipalities. It is leading in 63 municipalities

10:49 AM IST

Congress wins Yadagirigutta municipality

Congress has won the Yadagirigutta municipality and is leading in Kosgi and Kamareddy municipalities

10:36 AM IST

TRS wins Dharmapuri municipality by a slender margin

TRS wins Dharmapuri municipality by slender margin of one ward. The party is TRS leads / wins in 53 municipalities.

10:34 AM IST

Congress wins Narayankhed municipality

Congress has won the Narayankhed municipality

First published: Jan 25, 2020 09:27 IST