Palair was known to be the stronghold of the Congress and the Left parties

TRS emerges victorious in Palair by-poll
news Friday, May 20, 2016 - 10:22

The ruling TRS party in Telangana emerged victorious in the Palair Assembly constituency in the bypoll held on May 16.

Deccan Chronicle reported:

TRS candidate Tummala Nageswara Rao trounced the Congress candidate Sucharita Reddy by a massive margin of 45,682 votes, securing 94,940 votes while Reddy bagged 49,258 votes.

The Hindu reported that TRS cadres burst into celebrations at the party office, jubilant over the party’s landslide victory in Palair deemed the stronghold of both the Congress and the Left parties.

Thirteen candidates, including nine Independents, were in the fray. The by-election was necessitated after Congress MLA from the constituency Ramreddy Venkat Reddy passed away in March.

TRS fielded State Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageswara Rao while opposition Congress named Venkat Reddy's wife, Sucharita Reddy as its candidate.

TDP and YSR Congress, which did not contest the polls, supported the deceased MLA's wife. BJP too did not field a nominee.

CPI(M) fielded P Sudarshan Rao for the seat.

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