Exit poll projections showed the Congress leading the race to form the government in Telangana, but Telangana Minister and working president of Bharat Rashtra Samithi, KT Rama Rao, stated on Friday that precise polls will give us good news. “I slept soundly after a long period. Take a hike with exit polls. Minister KTR wrote on X, “We’ll hear good news from exact polls.”
A decade of rule by the ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in the youngest state in India is expected to end with the Congress poised to form government in Telangana, according to exit polls conducted on Thursday. At a news conference on Thursday, KT Rama Rao said that the BRS was confident of forming the government despite what the pollsters were claiming
“We have proved the exit polls wrong in the past too. we will do it again. BRS will return to power on December 3 with 70+ seats. This is an illogical exit poll. People are still voting. People are queuing up to vote till 9pm. I think it’s very ludicrous. I’ve come here because I wanted to tell my party cadre that don’t believe this nonsense” KT Rama Rao had said.
State Congress President Revanth Reddy asserted that the grand old party is going to get a landslide victory this time after exit poll results were out on Thursday evening.
“Congress is going to get landslide victory this time and the same thing is reflected in the exit polls. We are going to get over 80 seats…There is a screening committee, a selection committee and then the CWC has to take a call (for CM). In Congress, there is a process for everything. Being the PCC president, I will have to obey every order from the high command,” Reddy told ANI on Thursday.
The state of Telangana had an assembly poll turnout of 70.28 percent. Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), the Congress, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fought a largely triangular battle in Telangana’s high-stakes battle.
Two thousand nine hundred people were competing. With 47.4% of the vote and 88 of the 119 seats won by BRS (formerly Telangana Rashtra Samithi) in 2018, the party secured electoral victory. With a meager 19 seats, the Congress finished far behind.
Amid growing momentum in the Congress campaign in the last few months, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao sought an unprecedented third term in office. The BJP, meanwhile, spoke of the “misrule and corruption” of the ruling Bharatiya Rasthra Samithi.