Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and incumbent Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao set new records on Tuesday with his sweeping win in Siddipet constituency with a massive margin for the sixth consecutive time. Rao won over TJS candidate Bhavani Reddy with 1,06,816 majority. It is learned that 80 per cent of the total votes were polled for Harish Rao.
Rao has served as an MLA six times in 14 years, and is also the youngest politician in the country to be elected as an MLA as many times.
In 2014, Rao won from Siddipet with a majority of 95,328 votes. The total votes polled for Harish Rao in 2014 were 1,08,699.
With TRS likely to form the government, Harish might retain his portfolio as a Minister and will get ahead to play a crucial role in the Kalvakuntla-family led Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
All exit polls predicted that the TRS had a clear edge over the grand alliance despite KCR’s announcement of going in for early polls, that were originally to take place in May 2019. The young state is witnessing its second state elections, after the 2014 elections in April.
The winning candidate will be declared and certificate will be prepared after obtaining clearance from the Election Commission. With the approval of the ECI, the Chief Electoral Officer, will submit the list of winning candidates party-wise to the Governor.