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07/12/2018 7:17 PM IST | Updated 10/12/2018 7:11 PM IST

Telangana Election: Exit Polls Predict TRS Will Retain State

Telangana, which has 119 seats, saw a triangular contest with the Congress-led alliance, TRS and BJP locked in a bitter fight.

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A file photo of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party president K Chandrashekar Rao.

The exit polls for Telangana were released on Friday soon after the voting for the five-state assembly election, ended and most of them gave a clear win to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

In Telangana, which has 119 assembly seats, a party has to get 60 seats to cross the halfway mark.

The state witnessed a triangular contest with the Congress-led alliance, the TRS and the BJP locked in a bitter fight. The Congress's alliance included the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI).

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- The India Today-Axis My India poll gave TRS between 79-91 seats, with the Congress alliance projected to get 21-33 seats. The BJP, meanwhile, is expected to only get 1-3 seats.

- The Times Now-CNX poll gave 66 seats to TRS, 37 to the Congress-led alliance, 7 to BJP and 9 to others.

- The Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat poll has given 50-65 seats to TRS, 38-52 to the Congress alliance, and 4-7 to BJP.

- The CVoter-Republic exit poll predicted 48-60 seats for TRS and 47-59 for Congress.

In the last Assembly elections, TRS had won 63 of the 119 Assembly seats in the newly-formed State. The Congress won 21 seats and the Telugu Desam Party-BJP combine 21.