Hyderabad: Today, For the second time, Telangana will witness a three-cornered battle as it goes to the polls. The battle is between TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi), BJP and a grand alliance led by the Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP). In the country youngest state, 48,000 people personnel and 290 companies of the Central Armed Forces have been pressed into election duty to ensure free-and-fair polls.

Before the expiry term, the Telangana legislative assembly was dissolved in September, over eight months. While the BJP and Asaduddin Owaisi All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) hope to make a mark in this election, the grand alliance is expected to be TRS main opponent for administrative control over the state.

The grand alliance is expected to be the TRS main opponent for administrative control over the state, while the BJP and Asaduddin Owaisi AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen) hope to make in this election.

In June 2014, the previous assembly elections were held soon after Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh. TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao had led his party to decisive victory-winning 63 seats out of 119 with a vote share of 34 percent. This time Mr. Rao expecting the same achieve. It is believed that his decision to dissolve the assembly early was aimed at taking up the electoral challenge while he still holds the people’s favor.

According to the sources, The Election Commission has set up 33,000 polling stations across 31 districts of the state. Over 1.6 lakh election officials have been deployed in the state to ensure that no difficulties are experienced when an expected 2.8 crore people arrive to vote between 8 am and 5 pm.

The results will be declared on December 11, along with that of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh, and Mizoram.  

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