Hyderabad: A day before Telangana goes to polls, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) as well as the opposition Congress-Telugu Desam Party (TDP) alliance both claimed to have the support of the people of the state.
As the ‘bitter campaign’ came to an end in the southern state on Wednesday, the incumbent TRS claimed on Thursday that it will win a landslide in Assembly Elections 2018.
"We are going to win with thumping majority. People are with us. It's going to be a landslide victory. It will be more than two-thirds majority," Deputy leader of TRS in Lok Sabha, B Vinod Kumar told news agency PTI.
He said the people of the state have lauded the performance of the KCR (K Chandrasekhar Rao) government.
The "Prajakutami" (People's Front) alliance that consists of the Congress, the TDP, the Telangana Jana Samiti (TJS) and the Communist Party of India (CPI), is posing a tough challenge to the TRS, which is in the race for a second term in office.
The Congress party’s in-charge of Telangana, R C Khuntia, has expressed confidence about winning over 80 seats in the December 7 poll.
CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said they are confident about the alliance’s victory and defeat of KCR-led TRS.
Meanwhile, the BJP, which is fighting the Telangana Assembly Election 2018 alone, is happy that it has been able to make the Telangana battle a "triangular contest".
The BJP had contested the 2014 Assembly Election in alliance with the TDP and won five seats then.
"Earlier, when the election season began, it was projected by both the parties -- Congress and TRS -- as if the fight is in between both of them. It was not a fact. But it was a propaganda to ensure that we are not in the game," Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said.
"Whatever may be the outcome, whether we increase our percentage of votes, or whether we come to power or whether we become a decisive force to form a government, either of these options are completely welcome for the BJP," he added.