In the 2015 SCB elections, TRS had won seven seats, while Congress had won one. The lone Congress ward member too later defected to TRS.
In the Assembly elections held in December 2018, the TRS had won all the segments under the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency with a thumping majority.
The Congress party did not even contest in Uppal, Malkajgiri, and Kukatapally as part of seat sharing agreement with their Grand Alliance partners.
Erstwhile Medak district has always been a stronghold for TRS. It is the home of party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, and his nephew Harish Rao.
The TRS, which hoped to win 16 of the 17 LS seats (it left Hyderabad to its ally AIMIM) had to let go off seven seats, four to BJP and three to Congress.
TRS alleges that BJP had reached out to Congress and took its support to vanquish Kavitha.
It seems BJP benefited from swing votes from the Congress in all four seats. This trend was clearest in Nizamabad and Karimnagar.
In an interview with TNIE, BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Friday stated that it is ‘important’ for the party to make Telangana a gateway to South India.
TRS candidate Nama Nageswara Rao shackled the Congress dreams and came out victorious with a thumping majority of 1,68,072 votes.
As a result, at the end of counting of votes polled for the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, the TRS ended up with just nine in its kitty, losing four to the BJP and three to the Congress.
Of the 21 women candidates this year, six of which were fielded by the three major political parties in Telangana, only one will represent the State in the 17th Lok Sabha term.
Saffron party’s vote share has shot up from a meagre 7 per cent during the Assembly elections to 19.2 per cent in the LS polls
Anticipating a hung parliament, the TRS was gearing itself to play a "king-maker" role along with parties not aligned with the Congress and the BJP.
Going by the trends at 11.35 a.m, Kavitha is trailing behind BJP's Dharmapuri Arvind by 13,581 votes in Nizamabad.
The Secunderabad parliament constituency, that has been a battle ground for Congress and BJP in the past, is all set to see a three-corner-contest this time.