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TRS bags four seats, Congress wins two in T’gana LC polls

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The minor victory in the council polls came as a relief to the Congress as the party had suffered humiliating losses in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly elections last year

Hyderabad : In a relief to the Congress, the main opposition party today managed to win two out of six seats in the Legislative Council polls in Telangana, though the ruling TRS bagged the remaining four.

The Congress won one seat in Mahabubnagar district and the Nalgonda district constituency. Elections were held on December 27 to fill six seats from local authorities’ constituencies in the Legislative Council.


Continuing its domination in state politics, TRS bagged two seats in Ranga Reddy, one each in Mahabubnagar and Khammam.

Earlier, TRS candidates were elected uncontested in six seats in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Medak and Warangal, state Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal told reporters here.

The notification to hold biennial elections to the 12 seats in the council was issued on December 2.

The minor victory in the council polls came as a relief to the Congress as the party had suffered humiliating losses in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly elections last year, followed by defeat in the Medak and Warangal Lok Sabha bypolls in the state.