Forty seats spread across Telangana will see a fight between the BRS, Congress and the BJP. (Representational Image)
Hyderabad: Nearly one-third of the Assembly constituencies in Telangana, numbering about 40, face a triangular contest, and the the primary contestants, the BRS and the Congress, are closing tracking how the BJP vote moves.
As polling day nears, the three parties are closely monitoring these constituencies and tracking trends as the campaign progresses.
With most surveys predicting a BRS or a Congress victory, the leaders of these two parties are even more worried over the damage that the BJP could due to vote split wherever there is a triangular contest. The BRS and Congress leaders are worried that the vote split by BJP candidates would make or mar their chances.
The BRS has fielded candidates in all the 119 seats, the Congress in 118 seats and the BJP in 111. The Congress has left Kothagudem to ally CPI and the BJP eight to the Jana Sena.
There are also certain local variations. A BRS rebel candidate, Jalagam Venkat Rao, is in the fray in Kothagudem, heating up the three-cornered battle between the BRS, Congress ally CPI and the BJP.
Sirpur is witnessing an interesting battle with BSP Telangana chief R.S. Praveen Kumar entering the fray against the three principal parties.
Three cornered fights:
Forty seats spread across the state will see a fight between the BRS, Congress and the BJP. The data refers to undivided districts.
Hyderabad, Rangareddy: Maheshwaram, Malkajgiri, Quthbullapur, Uppal, Rajendranagar, Sanathnagar, Khairatabad, Musheerabad, Amberpet, Goshamahal, Serilingampally and Chevella.
Karimnagar: Korutla, Jagtial, Karimnagar, Huzurabad and Vemulawada.
Mahabubnagar: Makthal, Kollapur, Narayanpet, Gadwal and Mahbubnagar. In 2018, the BJP stood second in Kalwakurthy.
Nizamabad: Armoor, Bodhan, Nizamabad urban, Balkonda, Banswada.
Nalgonda: Suryapet and Bhongir.
Warangal: Bhupalapally, Warangal East and Warangal West
Khammam: Palair and Bhadrachalam seats.
Adilabad: Khanapur, Boath, Nirmal, Mudhole and Adilabad