By the time the ruling TRS managed to emerge out with 56 division in the tally, the poll percentage for the respective parties came like a thunderbolt for the ‘Pink’ bandwagon.
With minister KTR stating that the “results aren’t up to the mark” and T-Congress president Uttam Kumar Reddy resigning to the post hinted the analysts of new saviour ‘BJP’.
Right from the early stage of counting, what was obviously is BJP’s bottleneck competition given to TRS and AIMIM, the front runners. Besides emerging as the largest party, TRS saw an over 40 per cent drop in its tally from the 2016 polls.
BJP, on the other hand, sprung up from almost nothing to bagging 48 divisions fizzling out the TRS’ ‘100 divisions’ dream. Besides cashing in on the failure of the TRS, the party has successfully banked the Hindu votes in the city making inroads for 2023 polls.
According to the stats, the difference between the TRS and BJP poll percentage is just 0.25 decoding close combat. Here is the poll percentage with respect to the parties,
TRS- 35.81 per cent
BJP- 35.56 per cent
MIM- 18.76 per cent
Congress- 6.67 per cent
TDP- 1.66 per cent