Hyderabad: Exit polls point to TRS’s victory in the Huzurnagar assembly elections. Exit poll survey carried out by Chanakya predicts TRS win in the Huzurnagar Assembly. According to the study by Mission Chanakya, TRS will get 53 per cent votes followed by Congress with 41 per cent, TDP with 21.1 per cent and BJP with 1.1 per cent. Mission Chanakya forecasts a majority of 18,000-20,000 in the Huzurnagar by-election.
According to a pre-poll survey report by AARAA, TRS will get 50.48 per cent votes, Congress will get 39.95 per cent, and others get remaining 9.57 per cent votes. Exit polls were on the expected line, said a senior TRS leader.
Telangana Industries and IT Minister KT Rama Rao thanked Huzurnagar voters, party cadres and government staff for the peaceful by-election. “We received ground reports that confirm our party candidate Saidireddy’s win in Huzurnagar. Our party cadres and leaders worked committedly for the past one month for Huzurnagar by-election,” said KTR.
Congress is keeping its hopes on retaining the Huzurnagar seat, while TRS is confident of clinching the seat from the grand-old party. Congress leaders are optimistic that anti-incumbency will help Padmavathi Reddy win the seat. Moreover, Huzurnagar MLA seat was vacated by her husband Uttam Kumar Reddy, TPCC chief.
Uttam Reddy won in Huzurnagar constituency in December 2018. Later, in general elections, Reddy won as MP candidate in Nalgonda Lok Sabha constituency and resigned from Huzurnagar constituency. Congress says voters would support only Padmavathi Reddy.
“The main competition was only among TRS and Congress. Other parties — BJP and TDP — lagged behind right from the beginning of election campaign. BJP and TDP are confined to spoiling the sport. As to which party splits votes of TRS or Congress, we have to wait and watch until the results on October 24,” said an analyst.