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ADILABAD: Having gone in favour of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the byelection results declared on Friday seem to prove that Telangana ‘cause' outweighed every other issue with the voters of Sirpur, Chennur (SC) and Mancherial Assembly constituencies in Adilabad district.
In a one-sided affair that the byelections turned out to be, the only semblance of an electoral fight came from Sirpur where Congress candidate A. Indrakaran Reddy conceded defeat to Kaveti Sammaiah of TRS by a margin of 15,229 votes, the narrowest among the three seats.
Incidentally, Congress nominee G. Vinod at Chennur (SC) constituency became the only one to save his deposit besides Mr. Reddy.
It was however, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) that performed dismally at all the three places losing in the process its hold on the much touted ‘vote bank'.
The tallies of TDP candidates suggest that the Telangana protagonist party performed well more at the cost of TDP than the Congress.
None of its candidates could bag the 25 per cent of votes categorised as the vote bank.
The results also prove that the electors were in no mood to believe the ‘commitment' made by the two losing parties vis-a-vis separate Telangana.
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