2018 Telangana Legislative Assembly election
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The Telangana Legislative Assembly election was held in Telangana on 7 December 2018 to constitute the second Legislative Assembly.  The incumbent Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the Indian National Congress, Telangana Jana Samithi, and Telugu Desam Party are considered to be the main contestants in the election. Four opposition parties in the state, the INC, the TJS, the TDP and the CPI have announced the formation of a 'Mahakootami' (Grand Alliance), with an objective of defeating the ruling TRS in the elections.
This Election led to the alliance of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Indian National Congress (INC), once arch rivals, coming together as part of Praja Kootami for the first time.
Electoral process changes
Election Commission of India announced that Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines will be used in all 32,574 polling stations in the assembly elections in Telangana. According to the final electoral rolls published on 12 October 2018, Telangana has 2,80,64,680 voters, which is less than 2.82 crore in 2014 Telangana assembly elections. There were around 2,600 transgenders in the voters list.
|S.No||Group of voters||Voters population|
The date of the election is 7th December 2018 and the result will be out on 11 December 2018.
|Date for Nominations||12 Nov 2018||Monday|
|Last Date for filing Nominations||19 Nov 2018||Monday|
|Date for scrutiny of nominations||20 Nov 2018||Tuesday|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||22 Nov 2018||Thursday|
|Date of poll||7 Dec 2018||Friday|
|Date of counting||11 Dec 2018||Tuesday|
|Date before which the election shall be completed||13 Dec 2018||Thursday|
Parties in Elections 2018
|Party||Flag||Leader||Symbol||Seats Contested||Seats won||Last Election|
|TRS||K. Chandrashekar Rao||119||88||63|
|INC||Nalamada Uttam Kumar Reddy||99||19||21|
|TDP||N. Chandrababu Naidu||13||2||15|
|AIMIM||Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi||8||7||7|
|BJP||Dr. K. Laxman||118||1||5|
The seats and vote shares were as follows:
|Parties and coalitions||2018 Votes||2018 Seats||2014 Votes|
|Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)||9700749||46.9%||88||25||34.3%|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||5883111||28.4%||19||2||25.2%|
|All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM)||561089||2.7%||7||3.8%|
|Telugu Desam Party (TDP)||725845||3.5%||2||13||14.7%|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||1450456||7.1%||1||4||7.1%|
|All India Forward Bloc (AIFB)||159141||0.8%||1||1||0%|
|Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)||428430||2.1%||0||2||3%|
|Communist Party of India (CPI)||83215||0.4%||0||1||0.8%|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)||91099||0.4%||0||1||1.2%|
|None of the above (India) (NOTA)||224709||1.1%|
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