KT Rama Rao, the working president of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and Telangana minister on Tuesday expressed that there may not be an election notification for the State Assembly polls in October. He said that the elections are likely to be held six months from now.
During an informal conversation with the media at Pragati Bhavan in Hyderabad earlier today, KTR discussed various issues related to the upcoming polls. He hoped for some clarity on the polls after the special session of the Parliament.
KTR confidently asserted that even if simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and Assembly are held, the present government will act as a caretaker government in Telangana and continue implementing numerous welfare schemes and development programs.
“Regardless of how the elections are conducted, whether simultaneous or separate, the BRS party is poised to benefit. We have received a positive response from the people of Telangana since announcing our party’s candidates for the assembly polls. I am confident that BRS will win in up to 90 seats, and KCR will once again become the Chief Minister of the state,” the minister said.
He criticized the Congress party, noting that it has lost popularity among the public in Telangana. KTR expressed doubts about the faith placed in Telangana State Congress President Revanth Reddy and other party leaders, stating, “National parties are subservient to Delhi. The people of Telangana, with self-respect, will not accept parties in deep slavery. The state’s people must decide whether to choose Delhi’s slaves or the sons of the Telangana soil. Anti-Telangana leaders like Kiran Kumar Reddy, KVP Ramachandra Rao, and YS Sharmila are uniting to gain from the upcoming elections.”
“The people must decide whether to entrust 10 years of development to anti-Telangana leaders or not,” KTR added. He revealed that ground-level feedback indicates the people’s strong support for him.
“The people of the state have been enthusiastically explaining the schemes, welfare, and development programs implemented by the state government over the past 10 years to others. The people are clear about their mandate, while opposition parties are in disarray. Only KCR and the BRS party are the saviours of Telangana,” he said
“The opposition parties are merely competing for second place. They are mistaken in thinking that sitting MLAs will turn to them once their tickets are rejected. Believing in the leadership he has built and having faith in the party leaders, KCR has fielded sitting MLAs for the upcoming Assembly elections,” added the BRS working president.