Telangana

Telangana Elections 2019

Telangana till datye has only one powerful party – TRS. Telangana Rashtra Samithi  was formed on the promise of delivering a separate Telangana state and that is what they did, so it’s practically impossible to get over their popularity within a few years.

One of the final decisions of the Congress Govt before they lost the 2014 polls was to approve the creation of Telangana. Congress might have hoped of heavy gains owing to their help in creation of the state, but the move was counter-productive for them as TRS won from even the Congress strongholds in south Telangana.

TDP and YSRCP find themselves sailing on the same boat in this state. They were opposed to the idea of formation of another state and as such paid by loosing both the Lok Sabha as well as State Assembly Elections in 2014. BJP always maintained that they were committed to the formation of Telangana state but they don’t yet have a huge base here.

Overall, Telangana seems to be still favouring TRS for 2019 elections. All other parties may be busy devising strategies to de-throne TRS in 2024.

 

Region of Telangana was merged with Andhra Pradesh on 20th Feb 1956 but ever since there were demands of a separate state for Telangana. Major movements in this regard happened in 1969, 1972 and in 2009. Congress won the 15th Lok Sabha elections in 2009 with creation of Telangana as one of their promises. They did start the process in 2009 but after the protests in Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh, the proposal was put in cold storage. Just before the start of 2014 elections, Congress went into top gear and passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act bill in Feb 2014. However, it seems that the voters sensed the opportunism showed by Congress and decided to stay away from the party in 2014 polls.

1977 saw Congress winning from all the seats in this region while in 1967 and 1989 they won from all seats except one. 1999 was the turn of BJP+TDP combine as part of NDA where they won 11 out of the 12 seats on offer from the region. 2004 onwards, TRS started showing their presence but 2009 was a big setback for the party where it managed to win just 2 seats, and Congress making a comeback with 12 seats out of a total of 17. Just after the 2009 elections, TRS went into overdrive seeking a separate state and their hardwork paid off when in 2014 the new state of Telangana was formally created on 2nd June 2014.

TRS is the strongest party in Telangana right now. Telangana Rashtra Samithi was formed on 27th April 2001 by Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao with the sole motive of formation of Telangana state. K. Chandrashekar Rao was part of TDP and he started his own party just to push for the creation of the new state. It was his fast started on 9th Nov 2009 that kickstarted the demand for Telangana once more and eventually forced the Congress into action at the Center. People of Telangana recognized his efforts and voted him to power as the first Chief Minister of the State while also giving him 11 out of the 17 Lok Sabha seats from this region.

Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh but that does not necessarily mean that its political affiliations are similar to Andhra. While TDP and YSRCP are the prominent parties of Andhra, they are almost non-existant in Telangana, as both were opposed to the idea of Telangana state formation. Their 2014 performance was quite bad winning only 1 seat each and it’d be difficult for either of them to make any mark in 2019 elections as well.

BJP always supported the idea of a new state here. Although they were able to get a special package for Seemandhra when Telangana was created, it did not give them any negative publicity in the region. Infact their help in sawiftly passing the Telangana Bill in 2014 was appreciated by the natives and this helped BJP gain some vote share in the state. Whether this vote share will be enough to get them seats in 2019 is yet to be seen.

PC No. Constituency\Year 1951 1957 1962 1967 1971 1977 1980 1984 1989 1991 1996 1998 1999 2004 2009 2014
1 Adilabad SP INC INC INC INC INC TDP TDP INC TDP TDP TDP TDP TRS TDP TRS
2 Peddapalli INC INC TPS INC TDP TDP INC INC INC TDP TDP INC INC TRS
3 Karimnagar PDF INC INC INC TPS INC INC INC INC INC TDP BJP BJP TRS INC TRS
4 Nizamabad INC INC INC IND INC INC INC INC INC TDP INC TDP TDP INC INC TRS
5 Zahirabad INC TRS
6 Medak PDF INC INC INC TPS INC TDP TDP INC INC INC INC BJP TRS TRS TRS
7 Malkajgiri INC TDP
8 Secunderabad INC INC INC TPS INC INC INC INC BJP INC BJP BJP INC INC BJP
9 Hyderabad INC INC INC TPS INC IND IND MIM MIM AIMIM AIMIM TDP AIMIM AIMIM AIMIM
10 Chevella INC TRS
11 Mahabubnagar INC INC INC INC TPS INC INC JP INC INC INC JD(S) BJP INC TRS TRS
12 Nagarkurnool INC TPS INC TDP TDP INC INC TDP INC TDP TDP INC INC
13 Nalgonda PDF PDF CPI INC TPS INC TDP TDP INC CPI CPI CPI TDP CPI INC INC
14 Bhongir INC TRS
15 Warangal PDF INC INC INC TPS INC TDP TDP INC INC TDP TDP TDP TRS INC TRS
16 Mahabubabad INC TRS
17 Khammam PDF PDF INC INC INC INC INC INC INC INC CPM INC INC INC TDP YSRCP
Telangana Elections Results 2014

When the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections were held, Telangana was not officially a state. Every voter knew that the new state will be formed as soon as the elections are done and they did vote accordingly.

TRS emerged as the biggest winner from the region by winning 11 out of the 17 seats on offer. Congress expected to gain by their decision to form the state just before the end of the 15th Lok Sabha, but voters seem to have taken it as opportunism by Congress and rejected it for the Assembly as well as Lok Sabha Polls.

Voter Info
Candidate Summary
Election Results
  2014 2009 2004 1999 1998
INC 2 12 5 1 3
TDP 1 2 1 7 4
BJP 1 0 0 4 2
YSRCP 1 0 0 0 0
TRS 11 2 4 0 0
CPI 0 0 1 0 1
PDF 0 0 0 0 0
IND 0 0 0 0 0
SP 0 0 0 0 0
TPS 0 0 0 0 0
AIMIM 1 1 1 0 1
MIM 0 0 0 0 0
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