The judgment day to the first major test of Telangana CM KCR's popularity among his people is here. A total number of 23 candidates are trying their luck in the Warangal by-election, but TRS is leading the pack with the Congress, BJP and YSRCP failing to even give a modest competition.
The counting for the Warangal by-election is on since 8 am this morning and the counting will be carried out in 20 rounds which will seal the mandate of 15 lakh voters. At the end of 5 rounds, the TRS candidate Pasunoori Dayakar (122157 votes) is leading over Congress' Survey Satyanarayana (15853 votes) with a huge majority of more than 1,06,304 votes. While the BJP candidate Pagidipati Devaiah gained 12,739 votes and YSRCP's Nalla Suryaprakash earned just 2155 votes.
In all the 7 Assembly segments, TRS' candidate P. Dayakar is racing ahead and the party's might is especially evident in the Warangal West, Warangal East, Palakurthi, Parakala, Vardhannapeta constituencies, where the party gained votes more than the Congress, BJP and YSRCP together.