TRS sweeps polls in Telangana
Hyderabad: TRS Sweeps Polls in Telangana, While it was Modi wave at the Centre, in Telangana it was KCR wave. The pink party which had led the agitation for separate State for nearly 13 years is now set to form the first government in the newly created state of Telangana.
- KCR effectively counters Modi wave
- 13-yr role in T movement helps greatly
Hyderabad: While it was Modi wave at the Centre, in Telangana it was KCR wave. The pink party which had led the agitation for separate State for nearly 13 years is now set to form the first government in the newly created state of Telangana.
TRS has won 65 seats of the 119 Assembly constituencies as last reports came in. The TRS legislature party will meet here on Saturday to elect the leaders of the State Legislature and the Parliamentary Party. The entire credit of the victory of TRS goes to KCR. His political strategies, his oratorical skills and the manner in which he connects with the people helped the party come to power in the 29th state of India.
Soon after the AP State’s Reorganisation Bill 2014 was passed in Parliament, KCR made quick strategic moves and decided to go it alone in the elections and went ahead with jet speed, took up a whirlwind tour of the region. Apart from effectively convincing people as to why it was historic necessity for the people of Telangana to vote for TRS, he also announced as to which all MLAs would be in the first Cabinet.
Rao also promised one job for every family, a decent house for the poor which would have all basic infrastructural facilities and that he would ensure that the brand Hyderabad image would not get dented. He also promised the farmers that he would take all measures to see that farming becomes profitable including waiver of agriculture loans, nine-hour power supply during day time and employment opportunities for the youth helped him reap the desired benefits.
Soon after the results were announced, KCR not only reiterated his commitment to fulfill the promises but also said that the TRS government would play a proactive role both with the neighboring states including the residual state of Andhra Pradesh and the Centre so that the new state develops at a fast pace. The Congress, which was hoping to reap electoral dividends by carving out the separate state, was disappointed as it could win only 17 Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats. Gutta Sukhender Reddy from Nalgonda and Nandi Yellaiah from Nagarkurnool Lok Sabha constituencies managed to withstand the TRS wave.
There were internal dissensions in the Congress party and the rank and file lacked coordination. Though Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi toured the state their efforts came a bit too late and they failed in their attempts to overturn the TRS apple cart. Though the Congress and the TRS had put in all out efforts to see that the Telugu Desam Party gets decimated, the yellow party’s decision to go with Bharatiya Janata Party helped them put up a tremendous performance. Wherever KCR wave was missing, Modi wave appeared to have worked in favour of the TDP-BJP combine and has put them to be in a position where they can claim to be the main opposition party.