Dubbaka Bypoll Results 2020: BJP’s M Raghunandan Rao wins in nail biting contest with TRS
Hyderabad, Nov 10: The BJP won the state assembly bypoll for the Dubbaka constituency in Telangana. BJP candidate M Raghunandan Rao won over his nearest TRS rival Solipeta Sujatha by 1,470 votes in the bypoll to Dubbak Assembly constituency in Telangana on Tuesday.
The saffron party had fielded M Raghunandana Rao from the seat after the bypoll was necessitated by the untimely death of MLA Ramalinga Reddy. Celebrations have begun at the Telangana BJP office .
Earlier BJP leader Ram Madhav said, "an interesting fight in Telangana between BJP n TRS in Dubbaka Assembly by poll. BJP is currently leading. This could be a surprise victory for BJP."
Dubbaka has become electorally significant, not because of itself, but because of what surrounds it.
The counting for the assembly bypoll held in Dubbaka in Telangana began at the Indore Engineering College in Siddipet. For the ruling TRS, retaining Dubbaka is a matter of prestige as it looks to quash an anti-incumbency wave before it reaches the more high-profile seats in the neighbourhood, and it gave the charge to master strategist and state finance minister Harish Rao to lead the campaign for candidate Solipeta Sujata, wife of the late MLA.
BJP's performance in Dubbaka by poll-Telangana state shows..Now BJP's d real alternative to TRS.#DubbakaBypolls— P Muralidhar Rao (@PMuralidharRao) November 10, 2020
The seat has become the centre of a high-stakes battle for the last three months, bustling with activity for a prestigious triangular contest in the otherwise ordinary constituency.
Officials have made arrangements for the counting of votes with Covid-19 precautionary measures.
Dubbaka shares its borders with Gajwel, represented by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. To its north is Sircilla- the constituency of CM's son and IT Minister KT Rama Rao, and to its east is Siddipet, the stronghold of CM's nephew Harish Rao.
The campaign for the bypoll, necessitated by the untimely death of MLA Ramalinga Reddy, was high-pitched as the BJP went all guns blazing after the TRS to establish itself as the main rival, and the TRS returned fire.
Congress also put up a united front, keen not to lose its position as the key opposition party in the state.