Srinivas lost Nizamabad urban constituency by a margin of 12,600 votes to BJP's Y Lakshminarayana. Srinivas had earlier express confidence that he will win the constituency with the support of sizeable minority vote bank.
Interestingly, Lakshminarayana has retained the seat that he had given up to press for separate state status for Telangana.
This only goes on to show that the kind of pro-Telangana sentiments that has taken over the by polls 2010.
TRS, the party that is pushing for the formation of the Telganana state, is leading in the rest of the 11 constituencies that went into polling. Besides this, TRS had campaigned in support of BJP candidates.