Ahead of Assembly elections results, the BJP has announced its readiness to extend support to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, in the case of hung assembly in Telangana. However, the only condition for it support will be that TRS should ditch its allay AIMIM, led by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. Ofcourse, BJP also din’t like to have any understanding with Congress.
Though BJP national leadership is yet to make up its mind on this issue, as that is pre-occupied with results of three BJP-ruled states, more than Telangana, BJP state president Dr K Lakshman came out with this proposal.
Expecting hope that BJP would improve its present strength of five seats, Lakshman expressed hope that there can’t be a government with out BJP in Telangana. Revealing his enthusiasm to be part of the next government, he said that in case people have not given a clear mandate, BJP will be part of the government. “We will not support Congress or MIM, but other options are open”, he said.
Interestingly, Lakshman’s unwarranted offer to support ‘as strengthened Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s accusations during poll campaign that TRS is the B Team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Lakshman came out this with offer, even after almost all exit polls predicted clear majority for TRS. According to CNX Exit Poll, the TRS will bag 66 seats while the Congress+alliance will get 37 seats. The BJP will bag seven seats while others will get 9.
As predicted by India Today-Axis exit poll, 79-91 seats are likely to be won by the TRS, 21-33 for Congress+TDP, 4-7 for Owaisi’s AIMIM, and 1-3 seats for the BJP. According to Republic-Jan Ki Baat exit poll, TRS will retain power, by standing victorious on 58 seats. The Congress+TDP alliance, on the other hand, will bag 45 seats and the BJP will win six seats.