Te­lan­gana man­date will be in our favour, claim both Congress, TRS

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HY­DER­ABAD: Both the TRS, and the Congress-led op­po­si­tion al­liance claimed Thurs­day that the man­date of the Te­lan­gana elec­torate would be in their favour af­ter what has turned out to be a “bit­ter cam­paign”.

For its part, the BJP, which is go­ing it alone in to­mor­row's elec­tion to the 119-mem­ber House, like the TRS (Te­lan­gana Rash­tra Samiti), said it was sat­is­fied as it has en­sured that the poll be­comes a “tri­an­gu­lar con­test”.

“We are go­ing to win with thump­ing ma­jor­ity. Peo­ple are with us. It's go­ing to be a land­slide vic­tory. It will be more than two-thirds ma­jor­ity”, Deputy leader of TRS in Lok Sabha, B Vinod Ku­mar told PTI.

Peo­ple have ap­pre­ci­ated the per­for­mance of the KCR (caretaker Chief Min­is­ter K Chan­drasekhar Rao) gov­ern­ment for the past fourand-half years, the Karim­na­gar Lok Sabha mem­ber claimed.

The TRS, seek­ing a se­cond term in of­fice, is be­ing chal­lenged by “Pra­jaku­tami” (Peo­ple's Front) forged by the Congress along with the Tel­ugu De­sam Party, the Te­lan­gana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the Com­mu­nist Party of In­dia (CPI).

AICC in-charge of Te­lan­gana, R C Khuntia said the group­ing would get more than 80 seats. While ad­mit­ting that it's go­ing to be a “tough con­test”, Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of CPI, Su­ravaram Sud­hakar Reddy, said, “we are con­fi­dent of ‘Pra­jaku­tami's vic­tory.” Im­pres­sive turnout of the peo­ple at cam­paign meet­ings and en­thu­si­asm of vot­ers gave con­fi­dence to the op­po­si­tion front, Reddy said, adding, mem­bers of the group­ing worked unit­edly at the ground level in most of the places.

The BJP, which won five seats in al­liance with the TDP in the 2014 elec­tions, said it en­sured that there is a tri­an­gu­lar fight in Te­lan­gana poll.

“Ear­lier, when the elec­tion sea­son be­gan, it was pro­jected by both the par­ties -- Congress and TRS -as if the fight is in be­tween both of them. It was not a fact. But it was a pro­pa­ganda to en­sure that we are not in the game”, Te­lan­gana BJP spokesper­son Kr­ishna Saa­gar Rao said.

Rao claimed that the BJP now sees spike in voter per­cent­age for the party with its na­tional and state lead­ers cam­paign­ing vig­or­ously across the State. “What­ever may be the out­come, whether we in­crease our per­cent­age of votes, or whether we come to power or whether we be­come a de­ci­sive force to form a gov­ern­ment, ei­ther of these op­tions are com­pletely wel­come for the BJP,” he said.

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