Andhra Pradesh to Bid Adieu to Chandrababu Naidu as Jaganmohan Reddy Takes LeadMay 23, 2019 13:22
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Counting of votes for 175 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh got underway and the YSR Congress Party is leading with 147 seats, while the incumbent Telugu Desam Party was ahead in just 26 seats, the Election Commission said. The Jana Sena had a lead in only one seat.
Voting in Andhra Pradesh was held on April 11, concurrently with the Lok Sabha polls during the first phase of the General Elections. The 2019 Assembly elections are the first following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
In the 2014 elections, Naidu had won 103 seats out of 294. However, due to bifurcation, only 88 seats were required for a majority.
The YSR Congress, the Jana Sena Party, the Congress, and the Bharatiya Janata Party are the other major parties in the fray.
Exit polls for the 2019 elections had shown mixed predictions for the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress Party.
By Sowmya Sangam