TRS confident of near sweep in north Telangana

After relaxing at his farmhouse for five days after hectic campaigning, TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao returned to the city on Sunday . He is expected to meet party candidates and evaluate their winning chances.

The TRS chief announced that the party’s executive will meet on May 9 wherein all the candidates who contested the polls to the Assembly and Parliament seats will be asked to be present.

Except visiting his native Chintamadaka village near Siddipet to cast his vote on the polling day, Mr. Rao was totally confined to the farmhouse at Gajwel ever since he addressed his last election rally at nearby Wargal village on April 28. Party sources said he did not even carry out his favourite farming activity during the period as he preferred rest because he was too tired having campaigned in 107 out of 119 Assembly constituencies for two weeks.

A TRS contestant said the party is riding on a “tremendous” wave and added that it would be a near sweep in north Telangana. Sources said that KCR has decided to give a serious thought to government formation and other related issues only after declaration of the election results.

Inputs from various sources suggest the party could get anywhere between 55 to 60 seats and the Congress up to 35.

An MP aspirant from TRS told The Hindu that the party would win 47 to 50 Assembly seats in the north Telangana districts of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak, Karimnagar and Warangal.