There being a possibility of a’ Hung’ verdict delivered in the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections, the TRS leadership is worried over how to maintain its 'open friendship' with MIM and 'secret friendship' with BJP at one go, should the need arise for seeking the support of either Party after the polls.
If TRS falls short of the magic mark to form the government, it has to depend on it's open ally MIM or its secret ally BJP to get the required numbers.
While MIM is sure of bagging 7 seats in Old city, the BJP too is expected to perform better by increasing it's tally from the existing 5 to 10.
These 10 to 17 seats might be extremely crucial for the TRS. But then, its public knowledge that BJP and MIM will never join hands.
MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Wednesday said they were supporting TRS not out of love for TRS but out of political compulsion as MIM believes that if it does not support TRS, the TRS may move closer to BJP, which would help BJP to get stronger in Telangana, which MIM does not want.
This means that if KCR seeks BJP support, MIM will distance itself from TRS and KCR will become an enemy of Modi if he seeks MIM support.
Doing a balancing act will become extremely difficult for KCR in future.