Telangana MLC Elections Results: The Telangana state ruling party TRS won five seats while main opposition Congress secured one seat in the MLA Quota MLC Elections held on Monday to fill six vacancies in Telangana State Legislative Council.
Telangana MLC Elections Results
Out of the 120-member Telangana legislative assembly, 118 lawmakers voted to select six members to the council, while the sole members of the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India-Marxist did not participate in the election.
TRS Party wins 5 seats
TRS nominees Kadiam Srihari, Tummala Nageswara Rao, B Venkateswarlu, N Vidyasagar and K Yadava Reddy emerged victorious in the election, besides Akula Lalitha of Congress.
However, Vem Narender Reddy of TDP-BJP combine lost the election.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, his cabinet colleagues, and opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator A. Revanth Reddy, who was arrested for trying to bribe a nominated legislator, were among the legislators who exercised their franchise.
Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary was among the first to cast their votes.
The election generated a lot of interest as two ministers in the TRS government (K Srihari and Tummala Nageswara Rao) were in the fray and the ruling party was dependent on the support of other parties to get its fifth candidate elected. The election was marred by the arrest of TDP MLA A Revant Reddy on allegations of trying to bribe a nominated MLA.
Telangana IT and Panchayat Raj Minister K T Rama Rao had spoken to leaders of MIM, CPI, CPI(M) and also YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy seeking their support for the victory of its fifth candidate, a release from his staff had said. YSR Congress declared its support to TRS in the poll.