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Hyderabad, Sep 16: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was leading in Medak Lok Sabha, where counting of votes polled in Saturday’s bypolls was taken up on Tuesday morning.TRS candidate K. Prabhakar Reddy established a lead of over 19,000 votes in the first round over Congress party’s V. Sunitha Lakshma Reddy. BJP-TDP combine’s Jagga Reddy was trailing at third position. Also Read - Telangana Lockdown Extension News: Will Telangana Impose Lockdown Again in State? Decision to be Taken in Few Days, Says KCR
The counting of votes began at 8 a.m. amid tight security and likely to be completed in the afternoon.As much as 67 percent of 15.43 lakh voters had cast their votes Saturday in the bypolls caused by the resignation of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Also Read - Secret Has Gone With You! Sushant Singh Rajput's MS Dhoni Co-Star Bhumika Chawala Shares Heartfelt Post
In Nandigama assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh, ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) candidate Tangirala Soumya was leading by 4,121 votes in the first round. She is daughter of Tangirala Prabhakar Rao, whose death caused the vacancy.About 70 percent of 1.84 lakh votes had cast their votes in the bypolls for the assembly seat reserved for schedule caste in Krishna district.