Polling has concluded in the crucial by-election to Huzurnagar Assembly constituency in the Suryapet district of Telangana where the ruling TRS, Congress are locked in a serious contest. According to official sources, 82.3 percent votes were polled to date and the final number will be even more as all those in lines by the time of close will be given a chance to vote. In the Assembly Elections in December, 85.96 percent voter turnout was registered.
The by-poll has been necessitated due to the resignation of state Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy after his election to the Lok Sabha. He had fielded his wife, Padmavathi Reddy as the candidate. TRS has fielded S Saidi Reddy, who lost to the PCC president in Assembly polls, again.
Huzoornagar is the stronghold of the Uttam family. The Huzoornagar by-poll is crucial for ruling TRS to reaffirm its dominance in state politics as the party had suffered an unexpected setback in the Lok Sabha polls. Amid expectations that it would sweep the polls, it bagged 12 of the total 19 Lok Sabha seats in the state. KCR's daughter herself lost in the election which is a shock for sure for the ruling party of Telangana.