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Telangana Election Results highlights: Counting done, Congress declared winner with 64 seats

Telangana Election Results highlights: As of 8 pm, the Congress has won 62 seats and is ahead on over 2 others.
Supporters of India's main opposition party, Indian National Congress, celebrate early leads for their party in Telangana state elections in Hyderabad.
Supporters of India's main opposition party, Indian National Congress, celebrate early leads for their party in Telangana state elections in Hyderabad.

Telangana Election Results highlights: The Congress on Sunday appears to storm to power in Telangana as it won 40 seats and was leading in over 24 seats in the 119-member state Assembly. The BRS has already conceded defeat. As of 6 pm, the Congress was ahead of the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in Telangana, which won 17 seats and was leading on 22 seats The BJP was ahead on 4 seats....Read More

Notably, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who fought the election from two constituencies is currently behind in the Kamaredy. He was behind his main challenger and the state Congress president, A Revanth Reddy, by over 3,000 votes. The incumbent chief minister was leading in Gajwel.

The counting of votes for the Telangana Assembly election began at 8 am, according to the Election Commission. Votes cast through postal ballots were being counted first, followed by those polled through the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The majority mark in the state is 60.

Besides Telangana, the Assembly election results of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are also being announced. Follow live updates from these states here.

Voting across the 119 constituencies of Telangana was held in a single phase on November 30. According to the Election Commission, a voter turnout of 70.60% was recorded. The turnout was the highest in Jangaon at 83.34%, trailed closely by Narasampet at 83% and Dubbak at 82.75%. Notably, the voting percentage in Hyderabad was low at only 39.97%. In all, 32.6 million voters were enrolled and 35,655 polling stations were set up across the state. (Click here to follow constituency-wise results)

As many as 2,290 contestants are in the fray including key candidates such as chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao from two constituencies – Kamareddy and Gajwel, his minister-son K T Rama Rao from Sircilla, Telangana Congress unit chief A Revanth Reddy from Kamareddy and Kodangal, senior BJP leader Eatala Rajender from Gajwel and Huzurabad, and BJP Lok Sabha member Bandi Sanjay Kumar from Karimnagar. (Full list of winners - Congress, BRS, BJP)

Also in the fray are T Harish Rao and Chamakura Mallareddy of the BRS, Mohammad Azharuddin, N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka of the Congress and Akbaruddin Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).

Here's what else you need to know about Telangana election results:

  • Multiple exit polls predict the Congress could end KCR's reign in India's youngest state. However, India TV-CNX exit polls had predicted BRS to return to power with 70 seats.
  • An exit poll by the India Today-Axis My India project that Congress could stage a comeback in the southern state of Telangana, possibly ruining incumbent KCR's ambitions of a third straight term in office.
  • In the event of a hung assembly, the Congress is reportedly gearing up to keep its flock in Telangana together and prevent poaching of MLAs.
  • In 2014, the BRS (then Telangana Rashtra Samithi or TRS) won 63 seats, which was just three more than the absolute majority mark. Yet, within a few months, KCR poached 12 MLAs from the Telugu Desam Party, eight from the Congress, three from the YSRCP, two from the BSP, one from the CPI and an Independent.
  • In 2018, too, the BRS lured opposition MLAs, though it had won 88 out of 119 seats. Besides 12 out of 19 Congress MLAs, it poached two TDP MLAs and two Independents.

Follow all the updates here:
Dec 3, 2023 10:49 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Final verdict out! Congress emerges victorious

After bagging 64 out of 119 seats, the Congress made a historic victory in Telangana. The BRS, which ruled the state for close to a decade, won 39 seats, whereas, BJP won 9. Among others, AIMIM courted all seven seats and CPI got one.

Dec 3, 2023 10:25 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Owaisi's AIMIM wins in all 7 seats

The Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) emerged victorious in all seven assembly seats it had contested, and continued to hold sway over the Old City of Hyderabad, its traditional bastion. The party, which has held on to these seven segments in the outgoing assembly, has been winning from these seats since 2009.

Dec 3, 2023 9:05 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Revanth Reddy-led state Congress team to meet Governor shortly

The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) posted on X (formerly Twitter) that state party chief Revanth Reddy along with a delegation of party leaders will meet Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan shortly.

Dec 3, 2023 8:38 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress crosses halfway mark, set to form govt

Emerging victorious in 62 seats, the Congress crossed the halfway mark of 60 in the 119-member Telangana legislative assembly, making way to form the first non-BRS government in Telangana.

Dec 3, 2023 8:26 PM IST

Revanth Reddy told Telangana Police swearing-in ceremony tomorrow or…

Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy has asked the local police to make security arrangements for the swearing-in ceremony of the new chief minister on either December 4 or December 9, the police said in a statement. Read more

Dec 3, 2023 8:11 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Tamil Nadu CM congratulates Congress after poll victory

Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK president MK Stalin on Sunday congratulated Congress for winning the Telangana assembly elections. He also greeted BJP for its victories in three states – Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

"Congratulations to the winning parties in the state legislative elections of Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan! Wishing them a term filled with positive change, progress, and prosperity for people from all sections," Stalin wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Dec 3, 2023 8:08 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: KCR submits resignation to Governor

After facing a defeat, K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday submitted his resignation to Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.

Dec 3, 2023 7:20 PM IST

BJP's ‘giant-killer’ who beat Revanth Reddy, KCR in Telangana: Who is Katipally Ramana Reddy?

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Katipally Venkata Ramana Reddy in an unusual turn of events, managed to defeat both the outgoing and possible incoming chief ministers in Telangana as the election result declared the BJP leader victorious in the key Kamareddy assembly. Reddy, popularly known as KVR, defeated BRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao by 6,741 votes and state Congress chief Revanth Reddy by 11,736 votes. Read more

Dec 3, 2023 6:33 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: BJP's Katipally Reddy defeats Revanth Reddy, KCR in Kamareddy

BJP's Katipally Venkata Ramana Reddy has defeated Congress' Revanth Reddy and chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao in the key assembly constituency of Kamareddy.

Dec 3, 2023 6:14 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress wins 40 seats, ahead on 24

Telangana Election Results LIVE: As of 6 pm, the Congress has won 40 seats and is leading in 24 seats in the 119-member state Assembly. The BRS has won 17 and is leading on 22.

Dec 3, 2023 6:05 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: More details on Telangana DGP's suspension

The Election Commission of India has suspended Anjani Kumar, director general of police Telangana for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and relevant conduct rules.

The Telangana DGP along with Sanjay Jain, state police nodal officer, Telangana, and Mahesh Bhagwat, nodal (expenditure), had met Anumula Revanth Reddy, a contesting candidate of the Congress in the ongoing assembly election in Hyderabad with flower bouquet at the residence of the state Congress president. Read on.

Dec 3, 2023 5:54 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: AIMIM win Charminar, Bahadurpura seat

Telangana Election Results LIVE: AIMIM candidates Mir Zulfeqar Ali and Mohammed Mubeen have won the Charminar and Bahadurpura seats respectively

Dec 3, 2023 5:49 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: List of winning Congress candidates

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Here's who has won from the Congress in Telangana:

Chennur: Gaddam Vivekanand

Mancherial: K Premsagar Rao

Nizamabad (Rural): Bhoopathi Reddy Rekulapally

Narayanpet: Chittem Parnika Reddy

Warangal West: Naini Rajender Reddy

Dec 3, 2023 5:37 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: EC suspends Telangana DGP over MCC code violation

The Election Commission of India has suspended Anjani Kumar, the Director General of Police Telangana for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and relevant conduct rules, ANI is reporting.

Dec 3, 2023 5:24 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Rahul Gandhi reacts to poll results

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has reacted to the poll results. Accepting the party's defeat in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, Gandhi said that he would continue the ideological fight. “I am very thankful to the people of Telangana,” he adds.

Dec 3, 2023 5:16 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Here's how the party-wise result looks at 5 pm

According to the Election Commission data, the Congress has won 20 seats and is leading on 43 others.

Dec 3, 2023 4:55 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: What Revanth Reddy said on Congress's victory

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy has dedicated the party's success in the assembly election to ‘Telangana martyrs’.

“This time, we got the mandate to take forward the ideals of the martyrs of Telangana. We will make sure to deliver all the promises,” Reddy said at a briefing in Hyderabad. Read further.

Dec 3, 2023 4:47 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress wins 13 seats, leading in 50

Telangana Election Results LIVE: As of 4.40 pm, the Congress has won 13 seats in Telangana and leading in 50. The BJP has won 1 and is leading in 8 others.

Dec 3, 2023 4:41 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: PM Modi's ‘unbreakable bond’ message to Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of Telangana for their support of the BJP.

“Over the last few years, this support has only been increasing and this trend will continue in the times to come. Our bond with Telangana is unbreakable and we will keep working for the people,” Modi writes on X.

He also appreciated the “industrious efforts” of each and every BJP worker in the state.

Dec 3, 2023 4:34 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Revanth Reddy trails in Kamareddy seat

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy is trailing in the Kamareddy seat. He is behind BJP's KV Ramana Reddy and incumbent chief minister KCR.

Dec 3, 2023 4:25 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: K Kavitha congratulates Congress

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Telangana BRS MLC K Kavitha says: "Dear BRS family, thank you for all the hard work!! Special thanks to all the social media warriors for the fight you put up!! Let us not forget.. with or without power we are servants of the Telangana People...Congratulations to all the winning MLAs and to the Congress Party..."

Dec 3, 2023 4:09 PM IST

Telangana Election LIVE: ‘Thank people of Telangana’, Mallikarjun Kharge on Congress leading in the state

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said on Sunday, “I thank the people of Telangana for the mandate we have received from them. I also thank all those who voted for us in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Our performance in these three states have no doubt been disappointing, but with determination, we reaffirm our strong resolve to rebuild and revive ourselves in these three states. The Congress party fought a spirited campaign in all these four states. I acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of lakhs of our workers. We will overcome temporary setbacks and prepare ourselves fully for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections along with the INDIA parties.”

Dec 3, 2023 4:00 PM IST

‘Will make sure to deliver all promises’: Congress leader Revanth Reddy

Congress leader Revanth Reddy said on Sunday, “Will make sure to deliver all the promises. I thank Sonia Gandhi, for the guidance and I attribute this success to Bharat Jodo Yatra. This is not a political relation with Gandhis, we are now a family. We will fight for you and your development. Rahul Gandhi stood for me to stand for the people of Telangana. He asked me to fight for your problems. I also attribute this success to all senior leaders.”

Dec 3, 2023 3:45 PM IST

Who is Sunil Kanugolu, Congress poll strategist responsible for historic win in Telangana?

Leading in over 66 seats in the state, Congress is paving its path to a historic victory in the Telangana assembly elections 2023, ousting the government of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS).

This is the first time that BRS is on track to lose the elections in Telangana ever since the inception of the state in 2014. K Chandrashekar Rao will be stepping down from the CM post for the first time since 2014, with Congress leader Revanth Reddy expected to take the post.

However, poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu is one of the major reasons behind Congress' victory in Telangana, mirroring the same thumping majority bagged by the party in the Karnataka elections, earlier this year.

Read more.

Dec 3, 2023 3:35 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress wins 3 seats, leading on 64

Telangana Election Results LIVE: According to the data of the Election Commission, the Congress party has won 3 seats and is leading on 64 others.

The BRS, which has conceded defeat, has won 2 seats and is leading on 32 others.

Dec 3, 2023 3:22 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: BRS concedes defeat; KTR congratulates Congress

Telangana Election Results LIVE: The BRS has conceded defeat in Telangana. Senior party leader KTR Rao said that the party will take a lesson from the election and will bounce back.

“Grateful to the people of Telangana for giving BRS party two consecutive terms of Government. Not saddened over the result today, but surely disappointed as it was not in expected lines for us. But we will take this in our stride as a learning and will bounce back Congratulations to Congress party on winning the mandate. Wishing you Good Luck,” he posted on X.

Dec 3, 2023 3:00 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress wins from Jukkal and Medak, BRS nets Quthbullapur constituency

Telangana Election Results LIVE: According to the data from the Election Commission, Congress candidates have won in the Jukkal and Medak constituencies. The BRS has won the Quthbullapur constituency.

Dec 3, 2023 2:41 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: A look back on KCR's political journey

Telangana Election Results LIVE: As the resurgent Congress takes the early lead in Telangana, incumbent chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is currently staring at a possible defeat. His main challenger, Telangana Congress chief A Revanth Reddy surged ahead by at least 2,000 votes in the Kamareddy constituency. However, he is leading on his home turf in the Gajwel constituency.

Tallest leader of the youngest Indian state KCR has been an advocate for ‘mission Telangana’, a demand for a separate state, and remained the chief minister since its formation in 2014. Read on.

Dec 3, 2023 2:25 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: BJP ahead of Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM

Telangana Election Results LIVE: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to be enhancing its footprint in Telangana. Amid the counting of votes in the southern state, the party is leading in 8 seats. In 2018, the national party had won only a single seat in the state.

The BJP is even ahead of Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM, which is a political force to reckon with in and around the Hyderabad region. More details here.

Dec 3, 2023 2:05 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Revanth Reddy holds roadshow in Hyderabad

Telangana Election Results LIVE: As the Congress maintains its lead in Telangana, state party president Revanth Reddy is holding a roadshow in Hyderabad. A huge gathering is cheering him along, waving the party flag.

Dec 3, 2023 1:49 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: KCR trails from Kamareddy by over 2,000 votes

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Telangana CM and BRS president K Chandrashekar Rao trailing from Kamareddy assembly seat by a margin of 2,207 votes.

Dec 3, 2023 1:41 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Revanth Reddy greets party workers

Telangana Congress President Revanth Reddy is greeting party workers celebrating the party's lead in the state elections. Watch the video.

Dec 3, 2023 1:38 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Expected Cong victory in Telangana, says Siddaramaiah

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah says the Congress was expecting a victory in the assembly polls in Telangana and Chhattisgarh and a close fight in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, based on internal assessment, according to PTI.

Dec 3, 2023 1:27 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Who is leading and trailing?

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Here's how some of the key candidates are faring:

K Chandrasekhar Rao, BRS (Kamareddy): Leading

KT Rama Rao, BRS (Sircilla): Leading

Bandi Sanjay Kumar (Karimnagar), BJP: Trailing

Mohd Azharuddin, INC (Jubilee Hills): Trailing

Akbaruddin Owaisi, AIMIM (Chandrayangutta): Leading

Eatala Rajendar, BJP (Huzurabad): Trailing

Dec 3, 2023 1:06 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Where things stand at 1 pm

Telangana Election Results LIVE: At 1 pm, the Congress is ahead on 62 out of the 119 seats in Telangana. The KCR-led BRS is at second with 42 seats.

INC: 63

BRS: 41

BJP: 11

Others: 4

Total seats: 119

Majority mark: 60

Dec 3, 2023 1:00 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Who is Revanth Reddy?

The latest trends amid the counting of votes for the 119-member Telangana assembly suggest Congress leading in seats at least more than the halfway mark. The gap between the grand old party and the ruling BRS seems to be widening as the latter was leading in only 41 seats.

Among the heavyweights, as per the latest trends, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief Anumula Revanth Reddy was leading in the Kamareddy seat ahead of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as well as in the Kodangal seat.

Appointed as Telangana Congress chief in 2021, Reddy joined the grand old party from Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 2017. Know more about him.

Dec 3, 2023 12:34 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Top police officials meet Revanth Reddy

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Telangana DGP Anjani Kumar and other senior police officials have met state Congress president Revanth Reddy at his residence in Hyderabad.

The Congress party is leading on 65 of the total 119 seats in the state, ruling BRS is leading on 40 seats.

Dec 3, 2023 12:30 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: What helped Congress swing Telangana

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE: The Congress appears set to storm to power in Telangana, snuffing out the Bharath Rashtra Samithi (BRS), which has governed India’s youngest state since it was carved out in 2014. To be sure, around 11% of the vote has been counted in the state, according to election commission data. Read the six factors that seem to have helped the Congress unseat K Chandrashekar Rao’s party.

Dec 3, 2023 12:25 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Leads from key seats

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE updates: Here's which party is leading in key seats such as Sirpur, Chennur, Bellampalli, Mancherial and Asifabad of Telangana.

Sirpur: BJP

Chennur: INC

Bellampalli: INC

Mancherial: INC

Asifabad: BRS

Dec 3, 2023 12:12 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: CM Camp Office in Hyderabad wears a deserted look

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Visuals shared by ANI show a deserted look outside the CM Camp Office in Hyderabad as the ruling BRS trails in the state election.

Chief Minister and party chief K Chandrashekar Rao is currently at the CM's residence.

Dec 3, 2023 12:04 PM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress ahead on 62 seat, BRS at 42

Telangana Election Results LIVE: At 12 pm, the Congress is ahead on 62 out of the 119 seats in Telangana. The KCR-led BRS is at second with 42 seats.

INC: 63

BRS: 43

BJP: 9

Others: 4

Total seats: 119

Majority mark: 60

Dec 3, 2023 11:59 AM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Full list of Congress winning candidates

Telangana Election Results LIVE: The counting of votes for the 119-seat high-stake assembly election in Telangana is underway. The Congress has fielded candidates in 118 constituencies and has allocated one seat to CPI as part of an understanding between the two parties.

Read Here.

Dec 3, 2023 11:51 AM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE | ‘Very sure that Congress will form govt’: Uttam Kumar Reddy as trends favour INC in Telangana

Telangana Election Results LIVE: "We are very sure that Congress will get majority in Telangana and form government," says Congress leader Uttam Kumar Reddy as trends favour Congress in Telangana.

Dec 3, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Celebrations outside Hyderabad residence of Congress' Revanth Reddy

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Celebrations unfold outside the Hyderabad residence of Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy, mirroring the party's lead in the official trends.

Dec 3, 2023 11:38 AM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Congress crosses halfway mark in Telangana as it leads in 61 seats as per ECI trends

Congress crosses the halfway mark in Telangana as it continues to lead on 61 seats in official trends as per the Election Commission of India.

Dec 3, 2023 11:34 AM IST

Telangana Election Results LIVE: KCR ahead one seat, trails on another

Telangana Election Results LIVE: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) was trailing from the Kamareddy seat behind state Congress president A Revanth Reddy by more than 1,720 votes after the second round of counting for the assembly election 2023, according to the Election Commission of India data. There was some respite for KCR as the trends showed that the CM, who contested from the two seats, was leading from the Gajwel constituency. More details here.

Dec 3, 2023 11:20 AM IST

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE updates: BRS leaders are in touch with us, Congress leader claims

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE updates: Congress party leader Renuka Chowdhury claims that the Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) leaders are in touch with the party.

"Of course! Today's politics is like that. They are in touch with us. Sometimes they take away ours (MLAs), and sometimes theirs come here," she tells ANI.

Dec 3, 2023 11:08 AM IST

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE updates: Congress posts ‘Jai Soniamma’ message

“We are winning Telangana. Jai Telangana. Jai Congress. Jai Soniamma,” the Telangana unit of the Congress has posted on X (formerly Twitter).

Dec 3, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE updates: Congress ahead on 62 seats

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE updates: At 11.00 am, the Congress is leading on 62 seats out of the total 119 seats in Telangana.

INC: 62

BRS: 42

BJP: 8

Others: 7

Majority mark: 60

Dec 3, 2023 10:54 AM IST

Telangana Election Results 2023 LIVE updates: Luxury buses stationed in Hyderabad

As election results pour in, luxury buses have been stationed at Hyderabad's Taj Krishna, ANI reports.

"You all know KCR's style of functioning, poaching is his main agenda. So we have taken some measurements, but after seeing the result today, the trends and everything. Such activity is not needed because at least we will have 80 plus seats...Everything is fine. We are very happy today..." Congress leader Kiran Kumar Chamala says.