Huzurnagar: Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) candidate Shanampuri Saidi Reddy has won the Huzurnagar by-election. He bagged the seat with a record margin of 43,624 votes.

Meanwhile, state Congress president and party MP Uttam Kumar Reddy’s wife Nalamada Padmavathi Reddy was defeated with 74,638 votes. Saidi Reddy secured 1,08,004 votes and maintained a clear lead since counting started on Thursday. More than 2.36 lakh voters were eligible to exercise their franchise. Though 28 candidates are in the fray, the main contest is among the nominees of TRS, Congress, BJP and TDP.

The bypoll, the first after last year's Assembly elections in Telangana, was necessitated due to the resignation of Uttam Kumar Reddy following his election to the Lok Sabha. In the last Assembly election, he had won the seat against Saidy Reddy by a majority of 7,466.