In the event of the Centre failing to form a separate Telangana, the TRS is all set to resolve the issue through bypolls and the coming 2014 General Elections. The TRS is ecstatic about the results of the recent Nielsen-Marg survey giving them 70 to 80 out of the 119 seats in Telangana. The TRS chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, is mighty pleased with the survey results, which if realised, could drastically change the political scenario in the region. The TRS sources said that Mr Chandrasekhar Rao told close confidants that the agitations for a separate Telangana will continue intermittently till the elections.
Though the Telangana Congress MP, Mr Manda Jagannadham, and others exude confidence that the party high command will take a positive decision on Telangana anytime, TRS leaders are skeptical about the claim. The TRS politburo member, Mr B. Vinod Kumar, admitted to this newspaper that a media house requested for the survey in the region through Nielsen-Marg and the copy of the survey was presented to Mr Chandrasekhar Rao.
“It’s a fact, Nielsen-Marg conducted the survey last month and a copy of the report was given to Mr Rao. The survey revealed that the TRS could bag 70 to 80 Assembly seats and a good number of Parliament seats in the Telangana region if elections are conducted,” Mr Vinod Kumar said. “His (KCR’s) idea is that if the party has the support of sufficient MLAs it could press for bifurcation of the state. It could call the shots,” said another senior party leader. But a Congress MP is unsure of the TRS’ claim. “Once the T-steam is out, it’s difficult for the TRS to gain politically. What’s the guarantee people will again pitch for the TRS since it failed to achieve its goal despite all kinds of agitations? On the other hand, the Congress is strong. All parties are going to fight for the 2014 polls,” a Congress MP said.(DC)