In the upcoming Telangana state polls, the ruling BRS, led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), is facing a strong challenge from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Surprisingly, it looks like the BJP is not trying to beat the BRS and that they are actually trying to help the BRS in the election for some smart reasons.
The BJP, with the involvement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is planning a strong campaign to support the BRS and hurt the Congress party’s chances of winning the election. They aim to do this by attacking the BRS and KCR. The BJP wants the BRS to win, but not by a lot. They want the BRS to win with their help.
The BJP’s campaign plan is expected to help the BRS by dividing the votes of the parties against them. The BJP hasn’t been as popular lately, and they want to stop the Congress from getting too strong by splitting the votes against the BRS. The BJP started to lose support when their state leader changed from being a big critic of the BRS to a more moderate leader, which affected the party’s position.
The Congress has made it seem like the BJP and the BRS are working together or have similar goals, which helps both the BRS and the BJP. Even though some people are not happy with the BRS, many see KCR as someone who has improved life in villages by giving them better access to water, electricity, and higher land values.
Both the Congress and BJP believe that if the BJP’s share of votes goes down to 10 percent or less, the Congress has a better chance of beating the BRS. But if the BJP can get around 15 percent of the votes, it will help KCR and the BRS. There is a risk that the BJP’s strong criticism of KCR and the BRS could backfire if voters, even if they don’t like the BRS, choose the Congress as the better choice.
The election’s outcome depends on whether voters see it as a competition between the Congress and the BRS or as a fight against KCR personally. We’ll know more in the coming days.