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.
The TRS chief was speaking to reporters after appointing former Congress MP K. Keshava Rao, as the secretary-general of the party on Tuesday to handle its affairs at the national level.
Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said Dr. Keshava Rao’s guidance would help the party achieve statehood to Telangana. Several senior leaders of the party were present on the occasion.
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 – one to achieve Telangana and another to rebuild it after attaining statehood. The region was put to lot of hardships by Seemandhra rulers all these years, he alleged.
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.