Elections in Telangana were conducted on December 7 2018. The first election that was held after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was in 2014. However K Chandrasekhar Rao, the Chief Minister went for an early election, when he resigned nine months before the completion of his term. KCR had said that he did not want the state and National Assembly elections simultaneously taking place as he wanted to take one election at a time.
His gambit paid off and he won the assembly elections comfortably with 88 seats. The assembly has a strength of 119 seats and the Congress which was the main challenger to the TRS managed to win just 21 seats. The others and BJP won 2 and 1 seat respectively.
The election in 2022 will not be a cakewalk for the TRS as the BJP has emerged very strongly in the state and the recent local body polls in Hyderabad are a testimony to that where the party came a close second to the TRS.