K Chandrashekhar Rao, the caretaker Chief Minister of Telangana, who is popularly known as KCR decided to dissolve state assembly before its term in September 2018, following that some Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leaders showcased their anguish against the party.
According to sources, apart from evident anti-incumbency and the continuous exodus of leaders from the party, formation of Congress led grand alliance in the state has raised problems of TRS ahead of polls, sources claimed.
KCR, who is considered as the inaccessible leader, has turned downhill during the whole campaign trail, sources claimed.
Elections for 119 assembly seats in the state, which has earlier seen a direct fight among TDP, Congress and TRS, is likely to witness a massive battle after the BJP’s independent entry into the state, who has decided to go alone in the polls. Caretaker Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao is facing a tough contest at Siddipet constituency, where BJP candidate Naini Narottham Reddy is leaving no stone unturned for registering a massive win.
Keeping the in-fights and differences aside, Congress party leaders have jointly combined for the state polls and conversely, TRS is facing immense in-fighting over ticket distribution and many other issues.
BJP’s spokesperson Krishna Sagar Rao stated that “TRS is a sinking ship”.
Political analysts have claimed that Congress might become the dark horse, mainly because of several resentments against the TRS. One of the main issues that could dent TRS in the polls is that earlier, KCR had promised a 12 per cent reservation to the Muslims in the Telangana. However, PM Modi led Union Government did not provide the green signal to the move, which further upset the TRS leaders and Telangana state.
Telangana polls are scheduled for December 7 and results will be declared on December 11.