Telangana Rashtra Samithi led by K Chandrasekhara Rao has increased its popularity by leaps and bounds in the past two-and-half years, according to a survey conducted by Centre for Psephology Studies. If elections are held now, the fledgling party may bag 109 seats, it predicted. Congress, presently the main opposition party, will bite the dust and end up with just two seats whereas the AIMIM is likely to win seven seats in the old city, the survey stated. BJP, TDP and the Left will be wiped out totally, it presumed.
The survey was conducted before the division of districts. “67.88% people voted for TRS if elections are held now. In the last elections the party got just 33.66 % votes. They party may sweep five districts (out of ten, where the survey was held). In 22 constituencies, TRS is likely to get 80 per cent of votes” the survey, aired by a vernacular channel, stated.
TRS is likely to increase its hold on the walled city of Hyderabad, severely denting the roots of MIM, the survey predicted. The difference between the two parties is wafer-thin.
The Marxists will lose their base in Khammam district and TRS is likely to emerge as their alternative. The regional party will get 60 per cent of votes, CPI(M) 4.9% and CPI 1.8%, it said.
Except in Goshamahal, BJP is expected to lose its identity. The position of TDP will also be the same.
Congress is likely to lose deposits in 62 seats and their vote share may slip to 16.89% from 24.68%. Party is likely to win Alampur and Medak only, the survey predicted.