No party at the Centre and in the State will get a majority in the next general elections and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi will emerge as the single largest party in the Assembly and the Lok Sabha, TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao has said.
Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said the guidance of Dr. Keshava Rao, who was appointed TRS secretary-general on Tuesday, would help the party achieve Telangana statehood.
The State, he said, would witness multi-cornered contests in the next elections. Neither the Congress nor YSR the Congress would be in a position to win even 10 Parliament seats each and the TRS would emerge as the strong political force by winning 16 Lok Sabha seats, he predicted.
Besides, the TRS would be the single largest party in the State as the electorate in Telangana had already made up their mind and those in Seemandhra regions were divided, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao noted.
The TRS had a two-point agenda – achieve Telangana and rebuild it after attaining statehood.
Asked about the talk of special package, the TRS chief said nothing short of statehood with Hyderabad as its capital and 10 districts would be acceptable to the people of the region. Telangana people would give a package to the ruling Congress and immerse it in the Bay of Bengal in the next elections, he added.