Congress stalwarts, like an ex-Union minister, a former deputy CM, two working presidents, opposition leaders in the assembly and legislative council, two AICC secretaries and former ministers and prominent ladies leaders, were being washed away in the pink tide.
A majority of these big guns were being in the race for the chief minister’s put up in the function of a kutami victory. Congress misplaced even the Medchal seat where by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi experienced tackled a big public conference.
Brand name KCR withstood the substantial-decibel marketing campaign mounted by biggies this kind of as Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu and M Kodandaram.
Just one of the most unforeseen defeats was that of seventime legislator, ex-minister and CLP leader K Jana Reddy from Nagarjunasagar, at the palms of TRS’s Nomula Narsimhaiah. An additional large defeat was that of Congress operating president A Revanth Reddy, who misplaced Kodangal to Patnam Narender Reddy of TRS.
Congress also noticed its distinguished Muslim confront and chief of the Opposition in the legislative council, Md Ali Shabbir, drop from Kamareddy. Even sturdy Telangana protagonist and ex-minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy missing to K Bhupal Reddy of TRS in Nalgonda constituency.
KCR and TRS experienced worked additional time to defeat Revanth Reddy, SA Sampath Kumar and Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, all vociferous critics of the chief minister.
Popular women of all ages leaders from Congress as well tasted defeat, with ex-minister D K Aruna shedding in Gadwal and J Geetha Reddy in Zaheerabad.