Hyderabad: After the Assembly elections, the TRS is set to sweep the ensuing Lok Sabha elections which are due in April-May next year. If the voting trend witnessed in the December 7 elections continues, the TRS is likely to win 15 Lok Sabha constituencies out of 17 in the state.
Of the remaining two, one is a stronghold of the MIM, a friendly party of the TRS, and the other is Khammam which is a stronghold of the People’s Front led by the Congress. In the Assembly elections, the TRS swept nine out of 10 old districts but was unable to make a serious dent in Khammam district. As in the 2014 Assembly elections, the TRS won only one seat out of 10 there.
Except in Khammam and Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituencies, the TRS won a majority of Assembly segments in the remaining 15 Lok Sabha seats. Each Lok Sabha constituency consists of 7 Assembly segments.
In some Lok Sabha constituencies, the TRS won all seven Assembly segments. In the Mahabubnagar Lok Sabha constituency, the TRS won six Assembly segments and the seventh went t o an independent.
In Adilabad Lok Sabha constituency, the TRS won six of seven Assembly segments and the Congress took Asifabad. In Bhongir Lok Sabha constituency, the TRS won five and the Congress won Munugodu and Nakrekal Assembly segments.
In the Chevella Lok Sabha constituency, the TRS won five and Maheswaram and Tandur went to the Congress. In the previous Lok Sabha elections, Mr Konda Vishweshwar Reddy won from the TRS and recently joined the Congress.
In Mahbubabad Lok Sabha constituency, the TRS won Mahbubabad, Dornakal and Narasampet segments and four — Mulugu, Bhadrachalam, Pinapaka and Yellendu — went to the Congress.
In Malkajgiri, Medak, Nagarkunool, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Warangal and Zaheerabad Lok Sabha constituencies, the Congress won one Assembly segment each and the TRS took the other six.
In Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, the TRS won six Assembly seats and Nampally went to the MIM, a friendly party. In Khammam Lok Sabha constituency, the TRS won Khammam, the Congress won Palair, Madhira and Kothagudem and the TD won the two seats of Aswaraopet and Sattupally.
Mr Rao dissolved the Assembly to go for early polls to win more seats in the Lok Sabha. TRS sources said before taking a decision on dissolving the Assembly, he made 17 surveys and each one of them said that the TRS would win 90 to 100 seats.
As Mr Rao expected, the TRS won 88 seats which will help in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. In the previous Lok Sabha elections, the TRS won 11 seats. One MP each from the TD, the Congress and YSRC joined the TRS later. KCR wants to win at least 15 Lok Sabha seats to play a key role in national politics.