In Telangana, the Times Now-CNX poll predicts re-election for the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti or TRS, giving it 66 of the state’s 119 seats. A party can form government with 60 seats. The Republic Jan Ki Baat too shows a KCR win, with a range of 52 to 65 seats and 38 to 52 to the Congress, which contested along with regional allies including the Telugu Desam Party led by Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
However, former Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, who had earlier predicted accurately in several Southern Indian elections, predicts this time Congress led alliance win in Telangana. According to him, the alliance will get 65, while KCR-led TRS gets 35, BJP gets 7, MIM gets 7 and 7 more seats goes to independents.
He said the exit polls announced by national news channels, mostly based in the north had never proved to be accurate in the Southern states earlier.