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State polls: TRS maintains leads in Telangana

ANI | Updated: Dec 11, 2018 12:11 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Dec 11 (ANI): The ruling TRS on Tuesday continued to surge ahead of the Congress and the BJP with leading in 12 seats, according to the Election Commission of India.
Both the Congress and the BJP till 10:30 am have bagged only one seat each. In the state, 119 Assembly seats are at stake.
The major players in the southern state are the TRS, All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM), BJP and a grand alliance called 'Praja Kutami', that comprises of Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
A total of 1,821 candidates were in the fray for the Assembly elections in Telangana. The state recorded a voter turnout of over 73 per cent.
The ruling TRS is confident of winning the polls. While the Congress-led alliance, on the one hand, is aiming to dethrone the TRS. The BJP, on the other hand, is striving to make inroads in the southern state.(ANI)