Telangana Assembly Election 2023 Highlights: Voter turnout of 63.9% recorded till 5 pm
Telangana Assembly election 2023 Highlights: On Thursday, 32.6 million voters in Telangana will determine the fate of 2,290 candidates vying for 119 assembly seats. The intense campaign, featuring prominent national leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, and K Chandrashekar Rao of the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), culminates in this election....Read More
Results for Telangana, along with those for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Mizoram, where voting occurred between November 7 and November 25, will be announced on December 3. Telangana is the final state among these to conduct its elections.
“The polling will start at 7 am and will end at 5 pm in 106 constituencies and from 7 am to 4 pm in 13 Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas. More than 250,000 staff will be engaged in poll duties for the assembly elections,” chief electoral officer Vikas Raj said.
The ruling BRS has candidates in all 119 seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jana Sena, led by actor Pawan Kalyan, are contesting in 111 and 8 seats respectively. Additionally, the Congress has allocated one seat to its ally, the Communist Party of India (CPI), while fielding candidates in 118 other constituencies.
- Long queues were seen outside the polling stations in towns and rural parts of Telangana since early this morning as the polling for the State Assembly at 7 am.
- Till 1 pm, a total of 36.68% of voter turnout was recorded in the state, data from the Election Commission showed.
- Among the 2,290 contestants in the fray are Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, his Minister-son K T Rama Rao, State Congress President A Revanth Reddy and BJP Lok Sabha members Bandi Sanjay Kumar and D Arvind.
- Several big names including KCR, state minister KT Rama Rao, YSR Telangana Party president YS Sharmila, BJP's Arvind Dharmapuri and Union Minister G Kishan Reddy exercised their franchise today.
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Most exit polls predict an edge to the Congress in Telangana today. The exit polls were released after voting ended in the state.
While India TV-CNX predicted 63-79 seats for the Congress, 31-47 for the BRS, 2-4 for the BJP and 5-7 for the AIMIM, Jan Ki Baat forecast that the Congress would get 48-64 seats, the BRS would get 40-55, BJP 7-13 and AIMIM 4-7. Read further.
Telangana election 2023 Live: Voter turnout of 63.9% recorded till 5 pm.
According to the data by the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 63.9% has been recorded in Telangana till 5 pm.
Telangana election 2023 Live: ‘I will win…’ says BJP candidate from Kamareddy
BJP leader K Venkata Ramana Reddy, who is coming up against the chiefs of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee President (TPCC), has exuded confidence that he is going to win from Kamareddy Assembly Constituency.
“I am only looking at them (KCR and Revanth Reddy) as TRS and Congress candidates only. They are big people but I am not going to back off from fearing them,” Reddy told ANI.
Telangana election 2023 Live: Akbaruddin Owaisi casts his vote
AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi casts his vote in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills.
Telangana election 2023 Live: Voter turnout of 51.89% recorded till 3 pm
According to the data by the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 51.89% has been recorded in Telangana till 3 pm.
Telangana election 2023 Live: Actor Mahesh Babu cast his vote
Actor Mahesh Babu cast his vote at a polling booth in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills, today.
Telangana election 2023 Live: Congress will sweep the election, says KC Venugopal
Congress leader KC Venugopal expressed confidence in winning the elections in Telangana and the other four states.
"Telangana people are also saying that Congress will sweep the election...We will win all the five states. That is what the general impression is..." he told ANI.
Telangana election 2023 Live: Voter turnout of 36.68% recorded till 1 pm
A voter turnout of 36.68% has been recorded in Telangana till 1 pm.
Telangana election 2023 Live: State BJP president G Kishan Reddy writes to ECI alleging ‘electoral malpractices by BRS candidates’
State BJP president and MP G Kishan Reddy writes to the Election Commission of India and the Chief Electoral Officer of the state alleging "electoral malpractices by BRS candidates and their workers"
Election result in Karnataka will be repeated in Telangana: Congress' Revanth Reddy
Telangana Congress President Revanth Reddy on Thursday exuded confidence that the election result in Karnataka will be repeated in Telangana.
Speaking to ANI after casting his vote, the Congress leader said, "Congress will make the government with a two-thirds majority. We will repeat Karnataka results in Telangana."
CM K Chandrashekar Rao casts his vote in Medak
Bharat Rashtra Samithi supremo and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao cast his vote at a polling booth in Medak district on Thursday as polling for the 119-member assembly is underway. CM Rao and his wife, Shobha Rao, cast their votes at a polling station in Chintamadaka, Siddipet.
Actor Vijay Deverakonda casts his vote at Jubilee Hills Public School in Hyderabad
Actor Vijay Deverakonda casts his vote at Jubilee Hills Public School in Hyderabad in Telangana Assembly Elections
Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu votes at Film Nagar Cultural Centre in Hyderabad
Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu votes at the Film Nagar Cultural Centre polling station in Hyderabad
Actor & Mimicry Artist Siva Reddy votes in Manikonda
Actor & Mimicry Artist Siva Reddy cast his vote in Manikonda for Telangana Assembly Elections 2023.
Telangana CM K C Rao votes in Chintamadaka
Telangana CM KC Rao casts his vote in Chintamadaka in Medak's Siddipet.
BRS CM K Chandrashekar Rao arrive in Siddipet's Chintam to cast votes
CM and BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao and his wife Shobha Rao arrive in Siddipet's Chintamadaka to cast their votes.
Telangana minister Gangula Kamalkar casts his vote in Karimnagar
Telangana minister Gangula Kamalkar casts his vote in Karimnagar for Telangana Assembly Elections 2023.
‘Wrong person sitting on CM chair’: Congress leader Vijayashanthi
"I think people should think and vote. Wrong person has been sitting on the CM's chair for 10 years and the people are fed up. I think there will be a change," says actor and Congress leader Vijayashanthi after casting her vote in Hyderabad.
Telangana Assembly Elections 2023: YSRTP chief YS Sharmila casts her vote in Hyderabad
YSRTP chief YS Sharmila casts her vote at a polling booth in Hyderabad for Telangana Assembly Elections 2023.
‘Indulging in hooliganism’: BRS workers stop Telangana Congress president's brother
BRS workers stopped state Congress president-party candidate Revanth Reddy's brother Kondal Reddy from visiting the polling booth in Kamareddy on grounds that he is not a voter here and is not authorised to visit.
A BRS worker says, "...Kondal Reddy is roaming around with a fake pass and speaking with the Returning Officer. He is roaming around with 20 people. He went to three polling stations with them in three vehicles but the Police didn't tell them anything...They are indulging in hooliganism after coming here. We got the people accompanying him, arrested by Police. But the Police released them in 10 minutes...We will complain to the Election Commission."
Actor Rana Daggubati to vote at FNCC in Hyderabad in Telangana elections.
Actor Rana Daggubati arrives to vote at the FNCC in Hyderabad in the Telangana elections.
Actor Naga Chaitanya arrives to cast his vote in Hyderabad
Actor Naga Chaitanya arrives to cast his vote at the Govt Working Women's Hostel in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Actor-producer Nagarjuna and his wife Amala Akkineni also arrive at the booth to vote.
Clash breaks out among supporters of different parties at Janagama polling station
A clash breaks out among supporters of different political parties at the Janagama polling station during the ongoing Telangana Assembly Elections 2023. Law enforcement personnel are present at the scene.
BJP MP DR K Laxman to vote in Musheerabad for Telangana Assembly Elections 2023.
BJP MP DR K Laxman arrives at a polling booth in Musheerabad to cast his vote for Telangana Assembly Elections 2023.
8.52% voter turnout recorded in Telangana till 9am
8.52 per cent voter turnout recorded in Telangana till 9am.
'Voted for betterment, I voted for my state': BRS MLA KT Rama Rao
After casting his vote, Telangana minister and BRS MLA KT Rama Rao says, "I have done my duty as a citizen of Telangana. I voted for betterment, I voted for my state. I voted for people who will take the state forward in a progressive manner. I appeal to all citizens of Telangana to come out and exercise your franchise."
Telangana minister and BRS MLA KT Rama Rao votes in Nandi Nagar, Banjara Hills
Telangana minister and BRS MLA KT Rama Rao and his wife Shailima arrive at a booth in Nandi Nagar, Banjara Hills to vote.
Actor Venkatesh Daggubati votes in Rajendranagar constituency of Ranga Reddy district
Actor Venkatesh Daggubati votes in Hyderabad Presidency Degree and PG College in Rajendranagar constituency of Ranga Reddy district
'KCR was nothing 40 years ago': BJP candidate against Telangana CM on polling day
BJP candidate against Telangana Chief Minister and K Chandrashekhar Rao, K Venkata Ramana Reddy tells ANI, "I am only looking at them (CM KCR and Revanth Reddy) as TRS and Congress candidates only. They are big people but I am not going to back off fearing them. A candidate is a candidate in my eyes... KCR was nothing 40 years ago, he became a CM over the journey of years... They became big leaders because their time was right. They should not be considered as geniuses. I am 101% sure I will win..."
Actor Srikanth votes in Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad
Actor Srikanth casts vote in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills. He says, "Please do cast your vote."
Watch: AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi votes in Hyderabad
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi told reporters, “I urge the people of Telangana to exercise their right to vote to strengthen democracy....It is very important that those living in urban areas vote, not think of this day as a holiday. If you vote, the accountability of the politicians will also increase. First-time voters have a great responsibility to fulfil.”
'Congress will make all efforts to fulfill people's expectations': Revanth Reddy in Telangana Assembly Elections
Revanth Reddy tells ANI, "...I am going to cast my vote now...For 10 years, under the KCR Government, the farmers of the state suffered. With this election, my greatest expectation from the first-time voters is that they will take the future of Telangana ahead...Congress will make all efforts to fulfill people's expectations. The party will form the government with a 2/3rd majority. Telangana experienced a lot of changes after the Bharat Jodo Yatra. BRS-BJP-AIMIM are trying to defeat Congress together..."
“I don't need to say anything. You know how the Congress party is performing. We formed strategies over issues, after Bharat Jodo Yatra...It is a technical process. 30th November is polling date, 3rd December is the result date and 9th December is the swearing-in ceremony. People have already decided to form a Congress government here. 'Achhe din' are going to come to Telangana, 'Durala Sarkar' will leave and 'Prajala Sarkar' will come. There are 85 MLAs, everyone is capable for CM post. There is a process.”
State Congress president Revanth Reddy performs Gau Pujan at their residence in Kodangal
State Congress president Revanth Reddy and his wife Geetha perform Gau Pujan at their residence in Kodangal, Vikarabad ahead of casting their votes.
Actor Chiranjeevi and his family arrive in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad to vote
Actor Chiranjeevi and his family arrive in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad to cast their votes.
Telangana Assembly Elections 2023 | 'Please step out and participate': BJP MP Arvind Dharmapuri
On Telangana Assembly elections 2023, BJP MP Arvind Dharmapuri told ANI, “All of my brothers and sisters of Nizamabad constituency, please step out and participate in voting in maximum number and further strengthen our democracy.”
Former cricketer and Congress Jubilee Hills MLA candidate Mohammad Azharuddin votes in Hyderabad
Former cricketer and Congress' Jubilee Hills MLA candidate Mohammad Azharuddin votes in Hyderabad in Telangana Assembly Elections 2023.
Actor Jr NTR, his family set to vote in P Obul Reddy Public School in Hyderabad
Actor Jr NTR and his family arrive to cast their votes at the polling booth in P Obul Reddy Public School in Hyderabad.
Actor Allu Arjun voting in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills
Actor Allu Arjun after casting his vote in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills area
Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj votes in SR Nagar, Hyderabad
Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj casts his vote at a polling booth in Hyderabad's SR Nagar.
Voting halted for 30 minutes in Kamareddy Assembly constituency due to a malfunction of the EVM machine
Voting halted for the last 30 minutes at Booth No. 253, R&B Building in Kamareddy Assembly constituency due to a malfunction of the EVM machine here.
Congress leader Mohammad Azharuddin leaves to cast his vote in Erramanzil area of Hyderabad
Congress leader Mohammad Azharuddin leaves from his residence to vote at a polling booth in Hyderabad's Erramanzil.
Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar, IPS, casts her vote along with family
Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar, IPS, casts her vote along with family in GHMC Sports complex Both no: 105, Amberpet
‘Everyone should utilise their voting power’: Oscar-winning music composer MM Keeravani
After casting his vote, Oscar-winning music composer, Padma Shri MM Keeravani says, "...Everyone should utilise their voting power...This is not a holiday."
Union minister and Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy votes in Hyderabad's Barkatpura
Union minister and Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy casts his vote in Hyderabad's Barkatpura.
Watch: Women's musical band outside polling booth to motivate people to vote in Telangana elections
Women's musical band outside polling booth number in SR Nagar to motivate people to vote in Telangana elections.
BRS MLC K Kavitha votes in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills
BRS MLC K Kavitha shows inked finger after voting at polling booth in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills.
Actor Allu Arjun to cast his vote in Telangana Assembly elections
Actor Allu Arjun in queue to cast his vote in Telangana Assembly elections, in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills area
‘Love of people with KCR’: BRS MLC K Kavitha on Telangana polling day
In Hyderabad, BRS MLC K Kavitha says, "Especially to the young men and women, I sincerely appeal to you to please come and vote. Today is not a holiday, it is a day to participate and strengthen democracy...The decibels have been high but it was the same scenario in 2018 and people supported BRS and this time also I believe people will support us...Love of people is with KCR, love of people is with BRS. People are going to vote for 'car' and we are going to win."
“I urge urban votes to come out and vote. Voting is a crucial aspect of nation building process,” she added.
‘Strengthen the festival of democracy’: PM Modi urges voters in Telangana Assembly Elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to vote saying, “I call upon my sisters and brothers of Telangana to vote in record numbers and strengthen the festival of democracy. I particularly urge young and first-time voters to exercise their franchise.”
Voting begins in Telangana elections for 119 seats
Voting begins in Telangana elections for 119 seats. Over 2,290 candidates from 109 regional and national parties are in the fray. However, the major fight seems for be between Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).