Telangana polls: TRS on course to win, celebrations at HQ

Hyderabad: Celebrations broke out Tuesday at the Telangana Bhavan, the headquarters of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), as the party appeared in course to return to power in the Assembly elections.

The Telangana Bhavan wore a festive look with a large number of TRS activists dancing to drum beats, bursting crackers and distributing sweets, hailing the ‘victory’ of the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led outfit.

As per the latest trends, after the counting votes began this morning, the TRS was leading in 91 seats, leaving Congress way behind, which forged an alliance with the TDP, Telangana Jana Samithi and CPI for the polls.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his son K T Rama Rao, his nephew T Harish Rao and several of his Cabinet colleagues in the caretaker government were leading in their constituencies.

The TRS contested the elections on its own after the Rao government opted to dissolve the Assembly in September more than eight months ahead of the end of its tenure.