The ruling party captured the Telangana State Assembly for a second consecutive term with close to three-fourths majority.
Hyderabad: The TRS led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao steamrolled the opposition to capture the Telangana State Legislative Assembly for a second consecutive term with close to three-fourths majority.
Proving all exit polls wrong, barring the India Today survey, Chandrashekar Rao led the ruling party’s demolition squad single-handedly to decimate the Congress-led Prajakutami, winning 88 of the 119 Assembly seats in the State Assembly. The four-party Prajakutami was left completely mauled with the Congress managing to get 21 seats, while the Telugu Desam Party was reduced to one.
The unprecedented mandate is a reflection of the people’s overwhelming support for a development and welfare-oriented government as opposed to the destructive politics of the opposition, mainly the Congress and the TDP. The two parties had consistently sought to derail the development process in Telangana State through scores of court cases and letters to the Union government to stall irrigation projects.