Hyderabad: On the eve of counting for the Lok Sabha elections, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti does not seem to be confident of making a clean sweep of 16 Lok Sabha seats. After the exit polls, it has been accusing the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party of colluding in at least 10 constituencies to snatch away seats.
Though there were discussions among political circles of the Congress and the BJP having a tacit understanding with regard to certain Lok Sabha seats, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti leadership ignored such discussions, claiming that it would not have any effect on the TRS’ winning chances.
As some exit polls predict, the TRS tally is likely to settle at 12 seats. Now, TRS leaders are claiming that it is an open secret that both the Congress and the BJP have an understanding that the BJP will support Congress candidates in Bhongir, Nalgonda, Nagarkurnool, Chevella and Malkajgiri.
In turn, the Congress has to reciprocate for BJP candidates in Secunderabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Mahbubnagar.
The TRS is accusing the BJP of supporting TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy (Nalgonda) former minister Komatireddy Venkat Reddy (Bhongir), Konda Vishweshwar Reddy (Chevella) Mallu Ravi (Nagarkurnool) and A Revanth Reddy (Malkaj-giri) in their segments.
The TRS is accusing the Congress of extending support to G. Kishan Reddy (Secunderabad), Bandi Sanjay (Karimnagar) Ms D.K. Aruna (Mahabubnagar) and D. Arvind (Nizamabad), ditching their own party candidates. Congress and BJP leaders are however denying this....