G. Kishan Reddy takes blessings from former union minister Bandaru Dattatreya after winning the Secunderabad seat at Dattatreya’s residence at Ramnagar in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Hyderabad: The Congress put behind its rout in the Assembly elections and won three Lok Sabha seats in the state, against the trend of the people choosing the BJP to oppose the TRS.
TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy won his first Lok Sabha election from Nalgonda, after winning five Assembly polls in a row from 1999.
Mr Komatireddy Venkata Reddy and Mr A. Revanth Reddy who were defeated in the recent Assembly elections from Nalgonda and Kodangal bounced back with victories in Bhongir and Malkajgiri.
The Congress had a lot of expectations in Chevella, but sitting MP Konda Visweswar Reddy was defeated after a see-saw battle.
It appeared that the voters were choosing the BJP rather than the Congress to express their displeasure to the TRS. The BJP had won only one Assembly seat in December but walked away with four Lok Sabha seats.
The Congress had won 19 Assembly seats but 10 MLAs joined the TRS. A senior politician said the people thought that if they vote for the Congress, the MPs would defect to the TRS. It may not be a coincidence that the three Congress leaders elected are vociferous critics of TRS Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Mr Uttam Kumar Reddy will have to resign as MLA and it is expected that the seat will go to his wife Padmavathi, who was defeated from Kodad in December.
At another end of the spectrum, the MIM not only retained Hyderabad but also won the Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat. MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi registered his fourth victory from Hyderabad by a margin of 2,82,186 over his BJP rival Dr Bhagavanth Rao. Mr Owaisi secured more votes than in 2014.
There was joy for the party in Aurangabad, where the MM had fielded its sitting legislator Imtiaz Jaleel. He defeated sitting Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire by 5,187 votes.
In Kishangunj, MIM candidate Akhtarul Iman was in the third position.
BJP leader and sarpanch Sajad Ahmad Khanday was shot dead
Four employees working at an ATM cash deposit company allegedly siphoned off Rs 1.23 crore.
Telangana government on Wednesday transferred four additional superintendents of police (non-cadre).
Rich tributes were paid to Telangana ideologue and Kakatiya University former Vice-Chancellor Prof Kothapally Jayashankar
He recalled Prof Jayashankar’s services on the occasion of his birth anniversary here on Thursday.
Chief justice R S Rathore asks: If these hospitals were given land to treat poor patients free, why isn't the land being taken back now?
In all government hospitals, anti-viral drugs such as Remdesivir, low-molecular weight heparin, dexamethazone injections and Favipiravir would be made available.
Cabinet approves draft policy that mimics similar developments in other states
SCR has announced a time tabled freight train between Sanathnagar to Adarsh Nagar in New Delhi as a pilot project for a period of six months and would be running the cargo express once a week every Wednesday.
Heavy rainfall in Krishna, Bhima, Tungabhadra basin areas of Maharashtra is expected to increase inflows to various dams and barrages in the neighbouring state.
A week after Jogipet SI died of coronavirus, an assistant sub-inspector who tested positive
A 47-year-old man has been awarded 10-year Rigorous Imprisonment (RI)