Telangana Election Results 2023: Congress Still On Top, BRS Trails


Celebrations have begun in Hyderabad as the Congress successfully maintains its lead on over 60 seats in Telangana Assembly elections. The grand old party surged ahead in early trends and is still on top of the leaderboard leaving behind the ruling BRS with only 38 seats.

The BJP and AIMIM are trailing with leads in 8 and 3 seats, respectively. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is contesting on two constituencies is leading in one while BJP’s Eatala Rajendar is trailing. Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy is leading Kamareddy while BRS’s KTR is trailing in Sircilla.

In the high-voltage polls in the southern state last month, “founding father” K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Bharat Rashtra Samithi’ banked on its social welfare programmes to stay on top while the Congress aimed for a repeat of its electoral success in neighbouring Karnataka. The BJP, on the other hand, is hoping to make inroads into the state to expand its reach in southern India. 

In the 119-seat Telangana Assembly, the parties will need to reach the magic number of 60 to form a government. In a seat-sharing agreement, the BJP and Jana Sena contested on 111 and 8 seats, respectively while the Congress gave one seat to its ally CPI.