2018 Wrap-Up: TS Assembly Poll campaign, controversial speeches, analysis of result

Hyderabad: Telangana State had gone to Assembly polls on 7th December, months before the expiry of the term of office.

Soon after the dissolution of Assembly, parties had started campaigning for the election. Many leaders had resorted to controversial speeches.

The surprising fact is that this time, BJP had put all its effort to win maximum seats in TS Assembly but failed to even retain the seat of its State President.

It may be recalled that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that if the BJP comes to power in Telangana, MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi and his younger brother Akbaruddin will have to flee Hyderabad the way Nizam did.

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On the other hand, Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi had criticized PM Modi and said “chai wala” frequently in his election speeches.

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Goshamahal MLA, Mr. Raja Singh had also targeted MIM almost in every election speeches delivered by him. He had even challenged Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi to approach him for 5 minutes without security.

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TRS-BJP war of words

War of words between TRS and BJP was also seen during the campaign. BJP had asked its star campaigners to put all their efforts to win maximum seats of TS Assembly. During the campaign, Amit Shah, Yogi Adiyanath and others were seen campaigning for BJP and criticizing other parties.

On the other hand, TRS had slammed BJP on many occasions. TRS was supported by MIM.

MIM versus MBT:

In one of the public address, Mr. Amjed Ullah Khan had leveled serious allegations against Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi.


Making personal attacks, Mr. Khan had alleged that Mr. Owaisi did not give correct details in the affidavit.

During the address, he had also leveled other serious allegations. Reacting on Mr. Owaisi’s remark, Mr. Amjed Ullah Khan had warned MIM to be in limits.

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It may be mentioned that earlier, in one of the public addresses, Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi had made comments against MBT and late Mr. Amanullah Khan.


A pre-poll alliance was made to defeat TRS-MIM and BJP. This alliance was known by name Prajakutami. It comprises Congress, TDP, CPI-M, Telangana Jana Samithi. However, it failed to defeat TRS.

Poll result:

Poll results were little surprising as no exit polls had predicted such a landslide victory for TRS. TRS had won 88 seats whereas Congress, BJP, MIM, TDP, AIFB, Independent had managed to win 19, 1, 7, 2, 1, 1 seats respectively.

Educational Qualification of MLAs

According to the report published in New Indian Express, out of 119 MLAs, 43 are graduates, 26 are postgraduates, 2 are Ph.D. holders, 27 belongs to diploma background or have passed 10+2 and rest MLAs have done schooling.

It is also reported that out of newly elected MLAs, 11 holds a degree in law, 9 are engineers and 5 are doctors.

Out 119 MLAs, the qualification of 71 is graduation or above.

Surprisingly, this does not hold true in the case of Greater Hyderabad. Out of 24 MLAs, only 5 MLAs hold degrees.

As per the reports published in Edex Live, here’s the list of educational qualifications of MLAs representing Assembly constituencies of Hyderabad.

Educational Qualifications of MLAs representing Assembly Constituencies of Hyderabad
Constituency Party MLA Educational Qualification
Musheerabad TRS Muta Gopal BA
Malakpet AIMIM Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala X Pass
Amberpet TRS K. Venkatesham LLB
Khairatabad TRS Danam Nagender MA
Jubilee Hills TRS Maganti Gopinath 12th Pass
Sanathnagar TRS Talasani Srinivas Yadav 12th Pass
Nampally AIMIM Jaffar Hussain X Pass
Karwan AIMIM Kausar Mohiuddin X Pass
Goshamahal BJP T. Raja Singh Literate
Charminar AIMIM Mumtaz Ahmed Khan B.Sc
Chandrayangutta AIMIM Akbaruddin Owaisi 12th Pass
Yakutpura AIMIM Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri X Pass
Bahadurpura AIMIM Mohd Moazam Khan X Pass
Secunderabad TRS T. Padma Rao X Pass
Secunderabad Cantt. TRS G Sayanna LLB


MLAs with criminal, serious criminal cases

As per the report of the Association of Democratic Reform (ADR), there is an increase in the number of MLAs with criminal cases.

Out of the total MLAs, 47 MLAs have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

It may be mentioned that 7 MLAs are facing attempt to murder charges whereas, 3 MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women.

Party No. of MLAs No. of MLAs with criminal cases No. of MLAs with criminal cases
TRS 88 50 34
INC 19 14 9
AIMIM 7 6 2
AIFB 1 0 0
TDP 2 2 1
BJP 1 1 1
Independent 1 0 0