It’s just a matter of days before Telangana is declared a state. Even as the clamour over who played what role in the struggle to achieve Telangana persists, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi seems to have an edge over the Congress in Lok Sabha seats in the region if one goes by the exit polls.
According Times Now exit polls, K Chandrashekhara Rao-led TRS is on the top with victory predicted in eight seats, while the BJP-TDP is likely to get two seats. The Congress leaders who have been claiming a place in Telangana history would have to think twice if the exit poll is to be believed. The party stands to gain just four seats, while the Left gets two.
According to CNN-IBN exit polls, the TRS stands to gain in eight to 12 seats, while the Congress would have to satisfy with three to five seats. The BJP-TDP combine is likely to bag two to four seats.
In Seemandhra, it’s the BJP-TDP combine that seems to be gaining. According to Times Now exit polls, the combine could gain in 17 seats. Its main rival in the region, the Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress would have to settle for just eight, which could come as a blow to the so called ‘champions of Samaikyandhra’. However, the biggest blow is not for Jagan, as per the exit polls. The Congress, which is seen as the party that split the state into two, has no takers. It draws a nil, according to Times Now exit polls.
The CNN-IBN puts the tally of both BJP-TDP and YSRC at 11 to 15 seats in Seemandhra. But no concessions for the Congress here too, as the party would fail to open account. On a day when the civic poll results gave a boost to the Congress in Telangana, the exit polls have dashed the party’s LS hopes, particularly in Seemandhra.
But TDP-BJP combine seems to be aiming big in Seemandhra with civic poll results working its way and exit polls favouring it. As BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi put it, will this be a curtain raiser for Lok Sabha results? The wait is for only three days.