At the closure of the hectic campaign for the December 7 poll battle, Telugu Desam Party supremo and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu claimed that the Congress leader would be the next chief minister of the Telangana State. Seated next to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the TDP chief was confident of defeating the ruling Telangana Rastra Samithi, when he spoke to the media before the closure of the campaign.
Chandrababu Naidu once again repeated how he had developed Hyderabad and made Telangana State a revenue surplus after bifurcation. His contribution of International Airport, Hi-tech city and others made the state revenue surplus with abundant opportunities for the youth to get jobs. However, the TRS had failed to tap these resources to develop the State in the last four years and denied and deprived the youth of their jobs, Chandrababu Naidu said.
Giving reasons for the TRS defeat in the elections, the TDP supremo said that the TRS had aligned with the Congress in 2004 and had won just 25 out 55 seats given. Again in 2009, the TRS had aligned with the TDP and had won 10 seats against 44 seats given. “The actual strength of the TRS is never beyond 25 seats and the party would be restricted to that number,” Chandrababu Naidu said as the Congress leaders were seen smiling.
The TDP supremo further said that the Congress-led alliance is winning the elections and the Telangana would have a chief minister from the Congress. The TDP chief further said that the December 7 election was the last election for the TRS as the party is set for disintegration soon. “The party will die its own death and this is the last election for TRS,” the TDP supremo predicted.
He gave a pat on the back of the Congress leaders in Telangana for the intensive campaign in the State to expose the failures of the TRS and convince the people on the need to defeat the TRS. However, it is to be seen if the people are really convinced and ready to defeat the TRS when they turn up at the polling booths on December 7.