Telangana Assembly Exit Poll Trends Show Nail-Biting Battle between Cong, BRS

Politicians, Tollywood stars vote; clashes erupt among BRS, Congress, and BJP supporters with a recorded voter turnout of 36.68% until 1 PM

Hyderabad: The Exit Polls for the Telangana Assembly elections 2023 show Congress leading with 54 seats, followed by the BRS with 52, AIMIM with 6 and BJP with 7. Some exit polls are also predicting a hung assembly. The youngest state in India has had only one chief minister - K. Chandrashekar Rao since its inception. This poll will determine if BRS can secure another term. All eyes are on the results which will be declared on Sunday, December 3.

A total of 2,290 candidates from 109 parties, including 221 women and one transgender, are vying for seats. The fate of these candidates rests in the hands of 3.17 crore voters.

News Updates

30 Nov 2023, 19:01 PM IST: Manikrao Thakare, AICC Incharge of Telangana on exit polls: People want Congress to form the government here. The (BRS) government here failed to fulfil its promises... We will get more than 70 seats."

30 Nov 2023, 18:33 PM IST: Telangana Minister and BRS leader KTR Rao says, "This is an illogical exit poll. People are still voting..."

30 Nov 2023, 18:31 PM IST: Telangana BJP president and Union Minister G Kishan Reddy says, "We can only comment after seeing all the exit polls and the local feedback. I haven't seen the exit polls yet and didn't have any conversation with the party..."

30 Nov 2023, 18:29 PM IST: Exit polls begin
Indian National Congress (INC): 54
Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS): 52
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM): 6
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP): 7

30 Nov 2023, 18:12 PM IST: Telangana BJP chief G Kishan Reddy: "Telangana Assembly polls ended today without issues, but BRS violated MCC. Money and liquor distribution occurred in police presence. Election Commission needs stricter monitoring."

30 Nov 2023, 17:58 PM IST: Polling concluded peacefully in the 13 assembly segments affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in Telangana at 4 PM on Thursday, officials said, adding that 51.89 per cent votes were cast by 3 PM in the total 119 constituencies in the state. While polling conclude at 4 PM in the LWE-affected constituencies, those who were in queue at closing time were allowed to cast their vote.

30 Nov 2023, 16:30 PM IST- An NSS cadet from Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad steps up during the Telangana Election Polls 2023, volunteering at a polling booth. He is assisting the elderly with wheelchair and offering a helping hand to those in need, ensuring everyone can cast their votes with ease.

30 Nov 2023, 15:41 PM IST- With just under an hour and 25 minutes remaining until polling concludes, the voter turnout in Telangana stands at 51.89% as of 3 PM.

30 Nov 2023, 14:50 PM IST- GHMC shares visuals of drones actively monitoring polling activities in the Nampally constituency. Utilizing technology for enhanced surveillance during elections.

30 Nov 2023, 14:42 PM IST- BJP candidate from Gajwel and Huzurabad, MLA Eatala Rajender, exercises his voting right alongside his wife at Kamalapur.

30 Nov 2023, 14:21 PM IST- A PWD (Person With Disability) citizen, arrive in his own vehicle, emphasizes the importance of voting as a fundamental right. Demonstrates civic responsibility.

30 Nov 2023, 14:21 PM IST- The overall Telangana Poll percentage till now is estimated to be around 36.68 percent. Medak records the highest voter turnout with 50.80 % and Hyderabad lowest at 20.79 percent.

30 Nov 2023, 14:07 PM IST- Voter turnout in Telangana has reached 36.68% as of 1 PM.

30 Nov 2023, 14:00 PM IST- BJP State President and Union Minister, G. Kishan Reddy, flags concerns over alleged electoral malpractices by BRS candidates in a letter to the Election Commission. He accuses police and officials of silence, citing incidents of attacks on BJP workers and money distribution.

30 Nov 2023, 13:30 PM IST- Youngsters in Narayanaguda, actively promote voting with placards, encouraging increased participation in the democratic process.

30 Nov 2023, 13:15 PM IST- Tollywood actor Vijay Deverakonda exercises his voting right at Jubilee Hills Public School.

30 Nov 2023, 13:00 PM IST- The Election Commission of India issues a corrigendum, rectifying the exit poll timing for the ongoing Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Telangana, and the bye-election in Nagaland's 43-Tapi(ST) Assembly Constituency. The original notification's timing of 6:30 PM on 30th November is revised to 5:30 PM.

30 Nov 2023, 12:51 PM IST- Violence erupts in Manikonda, Rajendranagar constituency, with Congress and BRS accusing each other of cash distribution. Reports of damaged chairs in a polling station; police intervene to restore order.

30 Nov 2023, 12:40 PM IST- Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and wife Sobha cast their votes at booth 13 in Chintamadaka, Siddipet. KCR proudly displays indelible ink mark post-voting.

30 Nov 2023, 12:28 PM IST- While voting has been largely peaceful, reports of increasing frequency of minor clashes and disturbances from several constituencies put the election authorities on the alert with the Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj instructions district administrations to take action to prevent such incidents.

30 Nov 2023, 12:03 PM IST- A voting turnout of 20.64% has been recorded as of 11 AM.

30 Nov 2023, 11:36 AM IST- The Election Commission of India urges Telangana residents to celebrate the spirit of democracy by casting their votes. In a tweet, they encourage citizens to step out and contribute to the electoral process by exercising their valuable right to vote.

Telangana IT Minister KTR, accompanied by his wife, casts their votes at Nandininagar GHMC community hall in Banjara Hills. KTR urges citizens to vote for Telangana's betterment.

Congress' guarantees will be a development model for the country and the party will form a government with a two-thirds majority, said TPCC chief Revanth Reddy after casting his vote.

Clash erupts among workers of several political parties at Janagama polling station amid polling.

Retired IPS officer Aruna Bahuguna cast her vote.

State DGP Anjani Kuamr cast his vote along with his family members in GHMC Sports Complex Booth number 105, Ambarpet.

State's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj says, "Since 7 am we have started seeing long queues at very interior places also...Polling is going on briskly. At every place, it is very peaceful and I request all the voters to vote".

You don't have any right to question if you don't vote: Azharuddin urges people to exercise franchise in Telangana polls. Jubilee Hills Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin cast his vote as the polling for the 119 assembly seat began at 7 am.

BRS MLC K. Kavitha shows her inked finger after casting her vote at a polling booth in Banjara Hills. She appeals to urban voters to exercise their franchise in elections

Now, it is for the people to come out to vote in thousands and lakhs, so that you reward those parties and candidates who have been working for you, who have great concern for you. The first-time voters must come out and vote, this is not a day to go for a holiday or picnic," says AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi @asadowaisi after casting his votes in Hyderabad.

Actor Allu Arjun in queue to cast his vote in Telangana Assembly elections, in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills area

Many Tollywood celebrities participated in the electoral process by exercising their franchise.

Visuals from booth number 214, Deeksha Model High School, Amberpet Assembly constituency.

Union minister and BJP leader G Kishan Reddy cast his vote along with family members.

The voting is progressing amid tight security.

Telangana Assembly Elections 2023: Voting in Telangana begins. 2,290 candidates from 109 parties including the national and regional parties are in the fray.

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