Congress triumphs over BRS in Telangana in major blow to KCR’s political ambitions
In a sensational turn of events, Telangana’s Minister and Chief Minister KCR’s son, KT Rama Rao, has conceded defeat for his party, Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), in the state’s assembly elections. Despite his resilience, the unexpected outcome signifies a major political upheaval in Telangana.
The Surprising Election Results
The Indian National Congress (INC) has secured a decisive lead with 64 seats, while the BRS trails with 39 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) also marked their presence in the assembly, with the BJP securing 8 seats and AIMIM winning 7. This result marks a significant shift in power, overturning the BRS’s expectations and KCR’s ambition for a third consecutive term.
KT Rama Rao’s Mixed Reactions
Expressing a mix of resilience and disappointment, KT Rama Rao congratulated the Congress party on their victory. “Not saddened over the result today, but surely disappointed as it was not in expected lines for us. But we will take this in our stride as a learning and will bounce back,” he stated, acknowledging the party’s defeat but vowing a comeback.
The Congress’s Momentum in Telangana
The Congress’s success in Telangana gained traction following Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra and their victory in neighboring Karnataka’s assembly polls. This strategy played a crucial role in the party’s triumph in the recent Telangana elections, setting the stage for intense political contests in the upcoming 2024 polls.
Election Commission’s Directive
In a related development, The Election Commission has directed the suspension of the Director General of Police in Telangana for violating the model code, adding another layer of intrigue to the election narrative.