Hyderabad, January 22: Continuing its winning spree, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has swept the first phase of Panchayat Raj elections.
Of 4,479 Gram Panchayats earmarked for first phase, polling was held in 3,701 GPs on Monday while Sarpanches were elected unanimously in remaining 769 GPs. As many as 10,654 Ward Members were also elected unanimously. A total of 12,202 candidates were in the fray for Sarpanch post while 70,097 contested for Ward Member post. The overall polling in the first phase was 85.76%.
Counting began immediately after the polling and TRS has swept the elections. Of 769 Sarpanches who were elected unanimously 603 are of TRS, 35 of Congress and 131 are others.
Out 4,451 results declared till midnight, TRS had won 2,626; Congress – 918; BJP – 67; CPM – 32; TDP – 31; CPI – 19 and Others – 758.
While the second phase of polling is scheduled on January 25, the third phase of polling will be held on January 30.
Below are the District-Wise Results of Panchayat Raj elections:
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