Huzurabad by-poll: Campaigning ends; BJP says `TRS rattled by internal survey report'

Campaigning for October 30 by-poll to Huzurabad Assembly constituency ended on Wednesday evening.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Oct 2021 2:41 AM GMT
Huzurabad by-poll: Campaigning ends; BJP says `TRS rattled by internal survey report

Hyderabad: Campaigning for October 30 by-poll to Huzurabad Assembly constituency ended on Wednesday evening.

The electioneering reached a feverish pitch during the closing hours as the contesting parties spared no efforts to woo the voters. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), BJP, and Congress roped in senior leaders to impress the voters.

As many as 30 candidates are in the fray. Finance Minister T Harish Rao spearheaded the campaigning for the ruling TRS. Minister Gangula Kamlakar, Koppula Eshwar, and Talasani Srinivas Yadav extensively campaigned in the constituency.

Surprisingly, TRS Supremo and Chief Minister K.Chandrashekar Rao did not campaign in the constituency. BJP president JP Nadda and union home minister Amit Shah too gave campaigning a miss.

On the last day of campaigning, BJP state President Bandi Sanjay alleged that the ruling party was distributing money to the voters. Former TRS minister Eatala Rajender, whose resignation necessitated the by-election in the constituency.

Rajender was sacked on land grab allegations following which he resigned from TRS and joined the BJP. The polling in the constituency is slated for October 30 and the counting of votes will take place on November 2.

Bandi Sanjay said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was rattled after an internal survey reportedly showed that the TRS is losing Huzurabad by-poll.

Bandi Sanjay said the TRS has started distributing cash among votes. He also alleged that the ruling party is spending Rs 20,000 per voter to win the by-election.

Exuding confidence that Gellu Srinivas Yadav would win the forthcoming Huzurabad by-election with a margin of 25,000 votes, Finance Minister T Harish Rao asserted that the voters won't support the BJP.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief A. Revanth Reddy alleged that the election was imposed on the people of Huzurabad. he said Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and Etala Rajendar were fighting over endowment land which resulted in the resignation of the latter.

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