New Delhi: In Telangana, early trends seemed to go against the exit poll results which had predicted a majority for the TRS. Congress-led alliance of Praja Kutami was leading in 12 seats while the ruling TRS fell behind with 10 seats. (Catch LIVE Updates of Assembly Elections Here) Also Read - Yearender 2018: From Losing Grip Over Hindi Heartland to Vajpayee's Demise, How 2018 Turned Nightmarish For BJP
The KC Rao-led TRS is likely to be back in the saddle, said exit polls. In what experts are calling a smart move on the part of KCR, the 119-member Assembly was dissolved on September 6 more than eight months ahead of the expiry of the term. Also Read - Assembly Elections 2018: BJP Steps up Prep, Amit Shah Reworks 'Ajey BJP' Campaign
That paved the way for an early elections. Going it alone in the polls, the TRS fielded 107 candidates. The party announced most candidates within minutes of the dissolution of the Assembly, getting a jumpstart in the campaign. Also Read - Assembly Elections 2018: Congress Chief Ministers to Discuss Cabinet With Party Chief Rahul Gandhi
The main Opposition, the Congress announced the formation of a ‘Praja Kutami'(grand alliance) with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the Telangana Jana Samiti and the Communist Party of India.
The majority mark in the state assembly is 60 and most exit polls gave the TRS way above that. The projected figures seemed to hint that the Praja Kutami failed to impress the voter.