The Telangana Jagruthi founder president and former MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha wins Nizamabad Local Bodies MLC bypoll with a bumper majority over her opponents. She received a whopping 728 of 823 votes, with both Congress and BJP candidates losing their deposits.
Kavitha Kalvakuntla displayed an upper hand since the first round where she secured 531 out of 600 votes and received another 197 votes in the second round. She won with a thumping majority of 672 votes against her nearest opponent and BJP candidate Lakshmi Narayana who received 56 votes. Another contestant Subhash Reddy from Congress secured a meagre 29 votes, while 10 votes have been rejected.
Soon after the counting indicated at TRS candidate’s win in the bypoll, the party cadre broke into celebrations in the erstwhile Nizamabad district. The party workers gave a grand welcome to Kavitha Kalvakuntla on her arrival in Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts’ headquarters where she examined the counting process. Celebrations were organized.
Kalvakuntla Kavitha wins Nizamabad MLC Election
— TRS Party (@trspartyonline) October 12, 2020
The bye-elections were mandated for the Nizamabad MLC seat following the disqualification of the sitting MLC R Bhoopathi Reddy. The polling was held on October 10 and the results were announced on Monday following the counting of votes. A formal announcement confirming the win of Kalvakuntla Kavitha will be made in a couple of hours.