The Warangal Nalgonda Khammam Graduates’ constituency Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) candidate Dr Palla Rajeshwar Reddy won against his closes rival Errabelli Rammohan Rao of BJP, TDP alliance.with a majority of 12,000 votes.
The process, which began on Wednesday morning, continued till late on Thursday night. TRS candidate Palla Rajeshwar Reddy required 66,777 to be declared as winner. Rajeshwar Reddy got 59,764 votes, the BJP candidate E Rammohan Rao got 47,041 votes and Congress candidate Teenmar Mallanna got 13,033 first priority votes.
In the first priory votes, Rajeshwar Reddy had got only 11,323 votes majority over his nearest candidate.
As no candidate secured more than 50 percent of the polled votes, Returning Officer P Satyanarayana Reddy decided to take up counting of second priority votes as per election rules.
In a phased manner, almost all 18 candidates, who got less first priority votes, were eliminated from the counting of second priority votes as per the election rules.
The election of Dr Palla is a clear indicator that the people of Telangana are supporting the various policy decisions and welfare programs of the TRS government.