TRS, Congress level
First Elections In Telangana: TRS, Congress Level. The trend in polling on Wednesday indicates a sharp rise in the popularity of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in north Telangana.
The trend in polling on Wednesday indicates a sharp rise in the popularity of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in north Telangana. Though in Hyderabad city and Ranga Reddy district, the pink party can expect only a handful of seats, it may fare better than expected in other south Telangana districts, keeping it on par with the Congress party; the BJP-TDP alliance may come at third. Of the Lok Sabha seats in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts, Secunderabad is likely to go to Dattatreya of the BJP, Chevella may elect Konda Vishweshwara Reddy of the TRS and the most prestigious Malkajgiri may return Sarve Satyanarayana, the Union Minister. MIM chief Asaduddin is set to retain Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.
In Hyderabad city, Danam Nagender, former minister, is likely to retain his Khairatabad seat. In Ghoshamahal, Raja Singh of the BJP has some edge over Mukhesh, the former minister. While late P Janardhan Reddy’s daughter Vijaya Reddy is not winning as YSRCP candidate in Khairatabad, PJR’s son Vishnuvardhan Reddy is expected to retain his Jubilee Hills seat. In Sanath Nagar, sitting MLA Marri Shashidhar Reddy is likely to defeat Talasani Srinivasa Yadav of the TDP. Dr Laxman has sympathy of the voters in Musheerabad and he is expected to beat Vinay Kumar of the Congress. In Malakpet, sitting MIM MLA Ahmed Barala has an edge over Venkata Reddy of the BJP. TDP MLA Sayanna will repeat his performance in Cantonment. In Nampally, it will be Meeraj Hussai. Baddam Balreddy of the BJP is expected to win in Karwan. Charminar, Chandrayanagutta, Yakutpura and Bahadurpura are expected to return MIM candidates with the sole exception of Yakutpura where the MBT candidate is giving tough fight. BJP leader Kishan Reddy is sure to retain Amberpet. In Secunderabad, it will be Padma Rao again.
Of the 15 seats in Hyderabad city, TRS is likely to win only in Secunderabad. TDP may keep Cantonment. Congress is expected to win Khairatabad, Jubilee Hills and Sanath Nagar. MIM is likely to retain Charminar, Chandrayanagutta, Nampally,Malakpet, Bahadurpura and Yakutpura which is very close with MBT. BJP is hopeful of getting Karwan, Ghoshamahal, Musheerabad and Amberpet.
Ranga Reddy district
In RR district, an independent candidate Malreddy Ramreddy may cause an upset victory, defeating Congress candidate Mallesh Yadav in Ibrahimpatnam. In Maheshwaram, Teegala Krishna Reddy of the TDP has sympathy of the people. He has a slight edge over former MLA Malreddy Ranga Reddy. Sudhir Reddy, the sitting Congress MLA, might be able to retain his LB Nagar seat. But Rammohan Goud of TRS is giving him a tough fight with the employees supporting him. Maliipedda Sudhir Reddy of TRS is giving a tense time to Kichennagari Laxma Reddy of the Congress. TDP candidate Madhav Rao is likely to win Kukatpally seat. If YSRCP candidate takes away more votes of the people from Seemandhra region, then the TRS man Gottimukkala Padma Rao will have a chance. TRS candidate Kanaka Reddy has an edge over N Ramachandra Rao of the BJP in Malkajgiri constituency. In Uppal, Laxma Reddy of the Congress is expected to do well. But Subhash Reddy of the TRS is close behind him. In Serilingampalli, it will be Arisepudi Gandhi since settlers are more and the YSRCP candidate is weak. In Rajendranagar, the sitting TDP MLA Prakash Goud has an edge over the MIM candidate. Congress candidate Yadaiah is ahead in Chevella since the sitting MLA Ratnam is facing an anti-incumbency sentiment. In Parigi, Congress candidate Rammohan Reddy and TRS candidate and sitting MLA Harishwar Reddy are equally poised.
In Vikarabad, Sanjeeva Rao has an edge over former minister Prasad Kumar of the Congress. Narayana Rao of the Congress party has an edge in Tandoor over sitting MLA and TRS candidate Mahipal Reddy who has anti-incumbency factor working against him.
Of the 14 Assembly seats in RR district, TRS is likely to emerge victorious in Medchal, Malkajgiri, Uppal, Parigi, Vikarabad and Qutbullapur. Congress is strong in Chevella, Tandoor and LB Nagar. TDP candidates are likely to win in Maheswaram, Kukatpally, Serilingampalli and Rajendranagar. An independent candidate is likely to score in Ibrahimpatnam.
There is a lot of improvement in the position of the TRS in Nalgonda district which is supposed to be a bastion of the Congress party, since many stalwarts of the party represent the district. Senior leaders like Jana Reddy, Uttam Kumar Reddy and Komatireddy Venkata Reddy are not in a position to say confidently that they are going to win. Jana Reddy of Congress party in Nagarjuna Sagar is facing rough weather from Nomula Narsaiah of the TRS. Damodar Reddy, Congress candidate in Suryapet, is facing a tough opponent in Jagadeshwara Reddy of the TRS. Sankineni Venkataram Reddy also is in the field in a strong way. Miryalaguda also has witnessed a tug-of-war between Bhaskar Rao of the Congress and Amarender Reddy of the TRS. TRS is confident of winning Alair, Bhuvanagiri, Munugodu and Tungaturthi.
Suneetha (TRS) in Alair is in the forefront. Independent Jitta Balakrishna Reddy is giving a fight to TRS candidate Sekhar Reddy in Bhuvanagiri. Prabhakara Reddy of TRS is strongly opposed by Palvai Sravanti Reddy, daughter of Rajya Sabha member Govardhan Reddy. Uttam Kumar Reddy, former minister, is finding the going difficult in Huzurnagar. He is facing Sankaramma, mother of Srikanta Chary who immolated himself in the movement for Telangana statehood; she is supported by TDP leaders. In Kodad also, Congress candidate Padmavathi Reddy, wife of Uttam Kumar Reddy, is facing rough weather with Mallaiah Yadav who appears to have a slight edge. In Nakrekal, sitting MLA Yadaiah, the Congress candidate, has a clear chance of re-election. Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, former minister, is also not comfortable against Kancharla Bhupal Reddy, a TDP rebel who is in the field as an independent. Belya Naik is likely to win in Devarakonda against the CPI candidate Ravinder Kumar. Four independents are giving tough time to party candidates in Bhuvanagiri, Munugodu, Nalgonda and Suryapet.
Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy is struggling to retain Bhuvanagiri Lok Sabha seat. His rival Dr Narasaiah Goud is giving him a good fight. Narsaiah Goud will be benefited by cross voting in Alair, Bhuvanagiri, Tungaturthi, Munugodu and Janagam. There is a silent vote in favour of the TRS.
Gutta Sukhender Reddy is likely to retain Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat although Ramachandra Reddy of the TDP is giving a stiff fight.
Medak is one south Telangana district which is competing with its neighbours in electing TRS candidates. Both Medak and Zaheerabad Lok Sabha seats will be won by TRS candidates. Siddipet, Dubbaka, Gajwel, Medak, Narsapur, Andol and Sangareddy are likely to elect TRS candidates. Former Dy CM Damodar Rajanarasimha, Sunita Laxma Reddy and even Geetha Reddy are facing stiff resistance from rivals in their respective constituencies. In Andol, Rajanarasimha is on the verge of defeat. Geetha Reddy is facing stiff resistance from Manik Rao of the TRS. Rao is supported by the Muslim community. Former minister Fariduddin has indirectly helped the TRS candidate. In Narayankhed, sitting MLA Vijaypal Reddy is facing heat from Bhoopal Reddy of the TRS. In Patancheru, the fight is between Sapan Dev of the TDP and Mahipal Reddy of the TRS.
In Mahabubnagar Lok Sabha constituency, Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy is staring at defeat in the hands of Nagam Janardhan Reddy who appears to have been helped by Modi wave. Nagar Kurnool seat will be retained by Manda Jagannadham. In Mahabubnagar Assembly constituency, the fight is between Srinivas Goud of TRS and Srinivasa Reddy of the BJP. In Kodangal, TDP leader Revanth Reddy is facing a tight situation because of Congress candidate Vittal Rao who has a slight edge. In Devarkadra, TRS candidate Ale Venkatram Reddy and Congress candidate Pavankumar Reddy are in for a close finish. In Maktal, Y Yellareddy of TRS has an edge over Congress candidate Rammohan Reddy. V Krishan, Congress candidate, has an edge in Narayanapeta constituency against TDP’s Rajender Reddy. In Kalvakurti, T Achari of the BJP is being stopped by Congress rebel Narayana Reddy who is said to have an edge. In Achampeta, Guvval Balraju of the TRS is confident of winning. Former Information Minister D Aruna, Congress candidate, is facing tough opposition from Krishnamohan Reddy of TRS. The youth have supported him. In Kollapur, Jupally Krishna Rao is likely to win. Harshavardhan Rao of the Congress is his nearest rival. Alampur is the only constituency in the district where a TDP candidate can confidently say he can win. Dr Abraham has clear edge over Manda Srikant, son of Manda Jagannadham. Mallu Ravi, senior Congress leader, is likely to win this time. In Shadnagar, TRS candidate Anjaiah has a slight edge over Srivardhan Reddy of the BJP. Chinna Reddy, who led the 40 Congress MLAs who submitted memorandum to Sonia Gandhi for a separate State, is likely to win in Vanaparthy. In Nagarkurnool, Marri Janardhan Reddy of the TRS has an edge over Sashidhar Reddy of the BJP.
When it comes to north Telangana, four districts other than Khammam are supporting the TRS. In Khammam district, there seems to be place for all parties. The Lok Sabha seat is likely to be bagged by Srinivasa Reddy. He has done clever poll management. He was able to secure Congress, TDP and the TRS votes. Nama Nageswara Rao, sitting MP, left poll management to his friends and employees. Narayana, CPI leader, will finish in third position. The Congress votes did not get transferred to him.
In Assembly constituencies, Wyra may return Balya Naik of the TDP. YSRCP candidate may be in second position. In Aswaraopet, the fight is between the TDP’s Metta Nageswara Rao and YSRCP’s Tati Venkateswarlu, ex-MLA. Sitting MLA Mitra Sena would be in third position. In Khammam constituency, Puvvada Ajay, Congress candidate and son of Puvvada Nageswara Rao of CPI has an edge over Tummal Nageswara Rao, the sitting MLA of TDP. Ajay seems to have done better poll management. Ramineni Venkata Reddy is likely to retain Palair seat. Bhatti Vikramarka, former Deputy Speaker, is expected to retain Madhira seat. TDP senior leader Motkupalli Narasimhulu may end up in third position with Kamal Raj of CPM occupying second slot. Pinapaka seat may go to YSRCP. Payam Venkateswarlu of YSRCP is way ahead of CPI candidate. In Bhadrachalam constituency, the CPM candidate Sunnam Rajaiah has an edge. Yellandu seat may go to Congress candidate Soram Kanakaiah. Sitting MLA Ooka Abbaiah of TRS will be a close second. Sattupalli is likely to return the sitting TDP MLA.
Out of ten seats in Khammam district, Yellandu, Palair, Madhira and Khammam are expected to be bagged by the Congress. TDP is likely to take Wyra, Sattupally and Aswaropet. CPM would get Bhadrachalam, and YSRCP is sure to bag Pinapaka. It can expect Aswaraopet also. It is in close race behind the TDP in this constituency. CPI which had two seats from the district in the dissolved Assembly - Kothagudem and Wyra – will end up with zero.
In neighbouring Warangal district, the TRS wave was visible. Both the Lok Sabha seats, Warangal and Mahabubabad are likely to be bagged by the TRS candidates Srihari and Sitaram Naik respectively. Ponnala Lakshmaiah, TPCC president, may lose in Janagaon. TRS candidate Yadagiri Reddy is said to have attracted more votes. Tatikonda Rajaiah of TRS is likely to retain Station Ghanpur seat. In Palakurti, the fight is three-cornered with Dr Sudhakar of TRS and Dugyala Srivas of Congress vying with each other. TDP leader Dayakar Rao fell ill and had to be hospitalized three days before polling. In Dornkal, Satyavati Rathod and Redya Naik of the Congress are in keen contest. Mahabubabad Assembly seat may go to Sankar Naik of TRS. Kavita, sitting Congress MLA and Redya Naik’s daughter, is in a tight spot. Narsampet, where the Congress president changed the candidate in the last minute, is likely to go to independent Madhava Reddy who was originally selected as the Congress candidate. In Mulugu, the two-time MLA Sitakka may lose to Chandulal of TRS. Parkal may be bagged by Muddasani Sahodara Reddy. Gandra Venkataramana Reddy may retain Bhupalpalli. Warangal East seat may be wrested by Konda Surekha and the West seat may be retained by Vinay Bhaskar. Vardhannapet may go to Ramesh of TRS.
Karimnagar district has experienced a TRS wave on the day of polling. It has also undergone a very perceptible change in the last lap of the election campaign. Karimnagar Lok Sabha constituency has witnessed a close race between Vinod of TRS and Ponnam Prabhakar of the Congress. Peddapalli is as good as in the Congress kitty.
Among Assembly seats, Manukonduru where Rasamai Balakishan is contesting as TRS candidate, Arepalli Mohan, sitting MLA, is a strong candidate from the Congress. It is a close fight. In Manthani, former minister Sridhar Babu may scrape through, but Putta Madhu of TRS has given him a very good fight. In Peddapalli Assembly constituency, Dasari Manohara Reddy of TRS has a clear edge. In Karimnagar Assembly constituency, Congress and BJP candidates are in keen contest. In Siricilla, K Taraka Rama Rao of TRS will win. In Vemulavada also, TRS candidate Channamaneni Ramesh and BJP candidate Adi Srinivas are fighting it out. BJP candidate has a slight edge. Korutla will be retained by Vidyasagara Rao. In Jagityal, former minister Jeevan Reddy is facing tough resistance from Dr V Sanjay of TRS. InDharmapuri also, it is TRS versus Congress. Sitting TRS MLA Koppula Eswar has an edge. In Choppadandi, Shobha of TRS is winning. In Huzurabad, Etela Rajendra of TRS is sure to win. In Husnabad, the contest is very close between Praveen Reddy of Congress and Satish Babu of TRS. Satish is son of Captain Laxmikanta Rao, a former minister.
In Nizamabad district, the parliament seat is likely to be retained by Madhu Yaskhi although Kavitha, daughter of KCR, has given a very good fight. In Nizamabad Rural Assembly constituency, D Srinivas is likely to win. In Nizamabad Urban constituency also, Congress candidate Mahesh Kumar Goud is expected to win. Balkonda may go to TRS. In Armur, former Speaker Suresh Reddy may win this time. Bodhan may be retained by former minister Sudarshan Reddy. Jukkal will be won by TRS candidate Hanumanth Shinde. Banswada will be returning Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy. In Yellareddy, the contest is between BJP and Congress candidates. Gampa Govardhan will retain Kamareddy seat.
In Adilabad district also, the TRS wave is visible. Adilabad Lok Sabha seat will go to G Nagesh of TRS. In Adilabad Assembly constituency, the sitting MLA Gogu Ramanna will win again. Boath is witnessing a keen tussle between TRS and TDP candidates. In Nirmal, former MP Indrakaran Reddy is in fray as BSP candidate. He has an edge over Srihari Rao of TRS. Muthole will go to Congress candidate Vittal Reddy. Chennuru will be won by Gaddam Vinod, son of Venkataswamy and former minister. Mancherial will elect TRS candidate Divakar Rao. In Bellampalli, it will be Durgam Chinnaih of TRS. Sirpur is witnessing an interesting contest between Kaveti Sammaiah, sitting TRS MLA, and BSP leader Koneti Konappa. Of the ten seats in Adilabad, the TRS may bag five, Congress two, TDP one and BSP two seats.