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Telangana mandate will be in our favour, claim both Cong, TRS

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Both the TRS, and the Congress-led opposition alliance claimed Thursday that the mandate of the electorate would be in their favour after what has turned out to be a "bitter campaign".

For its part, the BJP which is going alone in tomorrow's election to the 119-member House, like the ( Rashtra Samiti), derives satisfaction, saying it has ensured that the poll has become a "triangular contest".

"We are going to win with thumping majority. People are with us. It's going to be a landslide victory. It will be more than two-thirds majority", of in Lok Sabha, B Vinod told PTI.

People have appreciated the performance of the KCR (K Chandrasekhar Rao) government for in past four-and-half years, claimed the member.

The TRS, seeking a second term in office, is being challenged by "Prajakutami" (People's Front) forged by the along with the Telugu Desam Party, the Jana Samiti (TJS) and the Communist Party of (CPI).

AICC in-charge of Telangana, R C Khuntia said the grouping would get more than 80 seats.

While admitting that it's going to be a "tough contest", of CPI, Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, said, "we are confident of 'Prajakutami's victory."

Impressive turnout of the people at campaign meetings and enthusiasm of voters gave confidence to the opposition front, Reddy said, adding, members of the grouping worked unitedly at the ground level in most of the places.

The BJP, which won five seats in alliance with the TDP in the 2014 elections, said it ensured that there is a triangular fight in Telangana poll.

"Earlier, when the election season began, it was projected by both the parties -- and -- as if the fight is in between both of them. It was not a fact. But it was a propaganda to ensure that we are not in the game", said.

Rao claimed that the BJP now sees spike in voter percentage for the party with its national and state leaders campaigning vigorously across the State.

"Whatever may be the outcome, whether we increase our percentage of votes, or whether we come to power or whether we become a decisive force to form a government, either of these options are completely welcome for the BJP," he said.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:20 IST