TRS leaders are in a jubilant mood following positive results indicated by a survey that was commissioned by the party recently.
According to the survey, TRS would win at least 27 assembly and six Lok Sabha seats. TRS contested 45 assembly and nine Lok Sabha seats as part of a seat-sharing agreement with the TDP-led Grand Alliance. Voting in these constituencies were held during the first phase of the polls on April 16.
According to a senior TRS leader, the party had performed “tremendously well” in north Telangana compared to south Telangana districts. In Karimnagar district, the party would win eight out of 10 assembly seats. In Warangal, Adilabad, Nizamabad and Medak districts, the party can bag 14 seats out of 18 contested as per the survey, he told TOI.
The survey however said that the winning chances are very bleak in south Telangana districts — Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar and Ranga Reddy districts. It will win only four seats out of 11 contested in these three districts. TRS fought from six assembly constituencies under Hyderabad and Secunderabad parliament constituencies. Party hopes that three seats would fall into its kitty.
The six parliament constituencies which the party is likely to win includes Mahbubnagar and Medak from where party president KCR and secretary general Vijayashanthi contested respectively. The party thinks that they would win with a majority of one lakh votes each.
The constituencies where the party is facing an uphill task are Peddapalli, Hyderabad and Warangal parliament constituencies, the sources said.
According to the survey, TRS and TDP leaders and workers worked together which helped in consolidating the vote bank of the two parties particularly in areas where TRS was weak.
However, in some assembly constituencies like Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar considered to be TDP bastions, TRS did not get not expected co-operation from the former and this could be one of the reasons for the party losing seats in south Telangana.