New Delhi :
Telangana Exit Poll 2018: K Chandrashekhar Rao-led TRS is predicted to emerge as the single largest party in India’s youngest state Telangana, according to News Nation Exit Poll. With 53-57 seats, the post-poll survey projected TRS ahead of the Congress-TDP-led "mahakutumi" grand alliance. The alliance is likely to win 51-55 seats. Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM is projected to bag 3-7 seats. The BJP may also open its account in the south Indian state and was predicted to win 1-5 seats. The voting for the 119-member Telangana Assembly elections was held on Friday. Although the official results will be declared on December 11 by the Election Commission, News Nation exit poll clears the picture before that.
Earlier, the elections in Telangana were supposed to be held in May 2019. But incumbent Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) dissolved the Assembly in September following which the Election Commission announced polls in Telangana with four other states – Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram.
For the Congress, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the party President Rahul Gandhi addressed election rallies. The BJP relied on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party President Amit Shah. Rahul Gandhi also addressed joint meetings with TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Telangana Exit Poll 2018 Live Updates:
#07:10 pm: The exit poll results of Telangana are out and it's not a good news for the BJP. Watch here Rajasthan Exit Poll 2018 Live: Congress to wrest power from BJP, likely to get 103 seats
#07:00 pm: According to the post-poll survey conducted by Prabodhan, TRS will emerge as the single largest party with 59 seats against Congress-TDP alliance' 42 seats.
#06:55 pm: KCR's Telangana Rashtra Samithi is likely to emerge as the single largest party in a neck and neck fight with the Congress-TDP alliance. TRS is predicted to get 53-57 seats as against Congress-TDP's 51-55 seats.
#06:00 pm: Hello and welcome to the News Nation Exit Poll of Telangana Assembly elections 2018. Will K Chandrasekhar Rao return to power for the second term or the Congress-TDP alliance will wrest power from TRS? The results of News Nation exit poll will predict the possible outcome. Stay tuned.