Telangana Rashtra Samithi has once again proved that it has a grip over the state by making a clean sweep in the concluded Panchayat elections. The TRS won in 60 per cent villages, with Congress sealing 20% and others (TDP, BJP, Left parties and independents) sharing the rest 10% among themselves. With this win, TRS is upbeat that it has silenced its critics that it doesn’t enjoy a strong base in rural Telangana.
According to official data, the total polling percentage in the third phase stood at 88.3% while Yadadri-Bhongir and Khammam district registered the highest polling percentage at 94.99% and 94% respectively. Meanwhile, Jagitial recording lowest at 77.7%.
Election were held in 12,682 panchayats of the total 12,751 panchayats as some of them are facing a legal battle. The TRS won in over 7,600 panchayats overall. The TRS government believes that its welfare schemes such as Rythu Bandhu, Asara, Rythu Bhima have worked well in creating a positive image for the party among voters.