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PTI hyderabad Last Updated at 08-12-2018 19:30:22 IST India

As some exit polls predicted a

close battle between the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in

Telangana and the Congress-led 'People's Front', the rivals

Saturday expressed confidence about getting a comfortable

majority in the Assembly polls

The results of exit polls announced by several news

channels after polling concluded Friday evening predicted a

win for TRS, while some others said the contest would be

close.

Counting of votes would be taken up on December 11.

TRS leader and minister in the caretaker government

K T Rama Rao Saturday said the TRS would come to power with

more than two-thirds majority.

"Many (survey agencies) said directly TRS will come to

power. But, we are definitely confident that beyond what they

estimated in exit polls, TRS is going to come to power with

more than two-thirds majority and 100 seats (among 119

seats)," Rama Rao, son of TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao,

told reporters here.

The high turnout of voters indicated a silent

revolution and unilateral verdict (in favour of TRS), he

claimed. It was a pro-government vote, he said.

Rama Rao said many voters of TRS complained Friday

about their names not being found in the voters' lists.

The TRS would appeal to the Election Commission to

rectify the errors, if any, before the Lok Sabha elections, he

said.

The leaders of 'People's Front' -- Telangana Pradesh

Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, TDP's

Telangana unit president L Ramana, CPI leader Chada Venkat

Reddy and Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) -- also exuded

confidence that the alliance would come to power.

"I don't know what the exit polls say. We are saying

we will get 75-80 seats and we will form government," Uttam

Kumar Reddy told reporters Saturday.

He urged the leaders and workers of Congress, TDP, CPI

and TJS to be alert about the EVMs.

"All political party representatives must be allowed

in the strong room complex because we are having doubts about

possible replacement or tampering of EVMs," Reddy said.

Even officials should not enter strong rooms where

EVMs have been kept, he said. The EVMs should be escorted

properly from strong rooms to the counting centres, Reddy

said.

About large number of names missing from the voters'

lists, he wanted to know why the state election authority had

told the Central Election Commission that it was ready for the

polls.

The Congress had pointed out (before announcement of

poll schedule) as to why elections should be conducted

early when the schedule for rectification of voters' lists was

originally supposed to be completed by January 4, 2019, the

Congress leader said.

Many people complained Friday about allegedly not

being able to vote as their names were missing from the

voters' lists.

Shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday alleged that her name was

missing from the list.

Reacting to her complaint, Chief Electoral Officer

Rajat Kumar Friday said he ordered a report form the concerned

district electoral officer on the issue.

"I sincerely apologise to people who could not vote as

their names were missing. We will certainly rectify mistakes

in the voters list," he said Friday.

Vote was taken for all the 119 seats of Telangana

assembly for the first time after the division of Andhra

Pradesh and creation of India's youngest state in 2014.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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