Revanth Reddy shocks with bold predictions for Congress in 2024 elections

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Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy has confidently projected that the Congress party will secure 14 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana in the 2024 elections. This optimistic forecast follows his party’s victory over K Chandrashekar Rao’s Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in the state assembly elections of December 2023. Speaking in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Reddy made bold assertions about the national political landscape, including the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party.

Critique of BJP and RSS by CM Revanth Reddy

During an informal interaction with reporters in Karnataka’s capital, Reddy criticized the policies of the BJP and its ideological ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), particularly their impact on southern states. He accused them of neglecting the well-being and development of these regions, stating, “There is no warranty for Modi’s guarantees.” The Chief Minister expressed his dismay over the national leadership’s approach, which he believes discriminates against the southern states.

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Election Strategy and Opposition Tactics

Revanth Reddy also commented on the dynamics within Telangana’s political arena, daring the opposition BRS to secure even a single Lok Sabha seat. He acknowledged the potential for BJP to gain from votes lost by BRS but remained confident about Congress’s strong performance in the state. Additionally, Reddy highlighted the inclusive nature of the Congress party, noting its history of appointing leaders from southern states to prominent cabinet and party positions.

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Comments on National and Regional Politics

The Chief Minister further discussed the broader implications of the elections across India. He predicted that the BJP would be limited to only 20 seats in the southern states out of 130, a significant decrease from their previous tally. He criticized Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM for allegedly collaborating with BJP to polarize voters, yet acknowledged the role of AIMIM in Hyderabad in preventing radicalization among young Muslims.

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Revanth Reddy’s statements reflect a strategic approach by the Congress to consolidate gains in Telangana and position itself as a viable alternative to the BJP in the south. His remarks underscore the intense competition and strategic maneuvering typical of Indian electoral politics, especially in states with complex political dynamics like Telangana.

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