Riding on the sympathy wave, Sowmya, a software engineer, got 99,748 votes, pushing her Congress rival Bodapati Babu Rao to a distant second with 24,921 votes in a straight contest in Krishna district.
    
The main opposition YSR Congress Party had not fielded candidate after TDP requested other parties to make the election unanimous.
 
The by-election was necessitated following the vacancy caused by the death of Sowmya's father due to a cardiac arrest days after he was elected in the May polls.

TRS leading by over one lakh votes in Medak bypoll

Ruling TRS's T K Prabhakar Reddy was leading by a huge margin of more than 1.5 lakh votes in Medak constituency over rival Congress at end of seventh round of counting for Lok Sabha bypoll.
    
TRS candidate K Prabhakar Reddy was ahead by 1,45,540 votes by the end of seventh round over his nearest Congress rival V Sunita Laxma Reddy.
    
The TRS nominee mustered 2,26,148 votes, while the Congress and BJP secured 80,608 and 64,226 votes respectively.

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