- Telangana was formed on 2nd June 2014, carved out of 10 districts from north-western parts of Andhra Pradesh.
- Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana, and the city will also remain to be the joint capital for Andhra Pradesh for some time.
- Telangana happens to be the 12th largest state in India and also the 12th most populous.
- Has an area of 112,077 square kilometres (43,273 sq mi) and a population of 35,193,978 (2011 census).
- Telangana has 31 districts comprising of 119 Assembly constituencies and it has 17 Lok Sabha Constituencies.
- Some of its major cities are Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Nalgonda.
- Official Languages here are Telugu and Urdu.
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.
17 constituencies of Telangana had a total electorate size of of 28,173,254 off which 19,487,310 people exercised their voting rights which is almost 71% voting across the state. Heighest voting (82.55%) was recorded from Khammam while the lowest (51.05) was from Malkajgiri.
265 Candidates took part in the elections from Telangana, almost 90% lost their deposits! TRS candidate KADIYAM SRIHARI from Warangal got the highest votes (661639), lowest votes were polled by an Independent candidate MICHAEL DANIEL OVELZ from Secunderabad who got just 291 votes.