Dubbaka by-polls: BJP emerges victorious in beats TRS by 1079 votes

BJP candidate M Raghunandan Rao leads by 640 votes after 22nd round of counting. One more round of counting is still left.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  10 Nov 2020 4:27 AM GMT
Dubbaka by-polls: BJP emerges victorious in beats TRS by 1079 votes

Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janta Party won the Dubbaka by-polls in Telangana by a thin majority of 1079 votes against the TRS. In a nail-biting election, BJP candidate, the lawyer-turned-politician M. Raghunandhan Rao, put up a stiff fight against the ruling party candidate, Solipeta Sujatha, while the Congress lagged behind.

The BJP secured 63,352 votes while TRS had 62273. Congress was far behind with 22,196 votes.

It is to note Dubbaka bypolls is the first election after parliamentarian Bandi Sanjay was appointed as the Telangana state BJP president. Taking on the ruling party, he said, "People have declared their mandate and the TRS can no longer underestimate the BJP's strength in Telangana. Dubbaka voters are loyal to the BJP and despite all odds, the party has stood victorious. The TRS cheated the public with their schemes but failed in Dubbaka."

Meanwhile, senior TRS leader and minister T. Harish Rao who has won every election accepted his defeat , he said "I thank every TRS voter who stood by the party during the election," he said after the by-polls result.

Celebrations broke out at the BJP party office in Nampally. BJP MLC Ramachandra Rao told NewsMeter, "This is the beginning. BJP will put up a stronger fight in the GHMC and other municipal elections. BJP has emerged as a tough contender in the state under the leadership of Bandi Sanjay. The win marks the growth of the party."

BJP's win in Dubbaka marks an entry of a second legislator from the party in the Telangana Assembly. Newly elected M. Raghunandhan Rao will join the lone BJP MLA from Goshamahal T. Raja Singh in the House. With this, the lotus party, led by Telangana president Bandi Sanjay, has two Assembly seats, four Parliament seats - Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Secunderabad and Adilabad - and one seat in the Legislative Council


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