Hyderabad, November 12: The Congress on Monday announced its first list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Telangana. The list includes names of 65 candidates for the polls scheduled to be held on December 7. The polling in Telangana will take place in a single-phase while the counting of votes will take place on December 11.
According to data released by the Chief Electoral officer's office, the total number of voters in Telangana have gone down by nearly nine lakh to 2.73 crore for the Assembly polls. Reports inform that there would be more than 32,574 polling stations across the state.
Here's the List of 65 Candidates for Telangana Assembly Elections:
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The Election Commission on Monday issued notification for the December 7 election to the Telangana Legislative Assembly. According to the notification, nominations will be accepted from November 12 to 19 while the date for scrutiny of papers has been fixed on November 20. The last date for withdrawing nominations is November 22. Polls are scheduled to be held on December 7 and counting would be done on December 11. Telangana Assembly Elections 2018 Full Schedule And Dates: Voting on December 7, Results on December 11.
On Friday, the Election Commission had imposed a near month-long ban on holding exit polls beginning November 12 in the five poll-bound states including Telangana. More than eight months ahead of the expiry of its term, the 119-member Assembly was dissolved on the recommendation of the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led government on September 6.
On Sunday, the Congress said that the party led 'grand alliance' in Telangana would emerge victorious in the December 7 assembly polls by winning 80 seats and form the next government. While addressing a press conference, Rajiv Shukla, the Congress party's national spokesperson took a dig at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and said Rao had not fulfilled his promise to provide one lakh government jobs, two BHK houses, farmers' issues, education and the health sector, among others.