Hyderabad : Despite the fact that the opposition Congress has gained ground in the majority of exit polls, Telangana Chief Minister and President of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), K. Chandrasekhar Rao, is optimistic about holding onto office.
A day after the votes, he was visited by a few BRS leaders at his official house, Pragati Bhavan, and told them not to worry about the exit polls.
Rao, also known as KCR, advised the BRS leaders to hold off for a few days as the party will ultimately win.
It is believed that he is confident in winning a hat-trick as Chief Minister and does not place much weight on the results of the exit polls, as evidenced by his decision to call the state Cabinet meeting for December 4.
A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office states that KCR would chair the Cabinet meeting, which is scheduled to take place at the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar secretariat on December 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Voters in Telangana went to the polls on Thursday, and Sunday is when the results will be counted.
In the meantime, BRS Working President K. T. Rama Rao announced on “X” that he enjoyed a restful night’s sleep after a protracted absence.
“Weak exit surveys are possible. We’ll hear excellent news from exact polls,” he added, using the hashtag TelanganaWithKCR.
Rama Rao, also known as KTR, expressed confidence on Thursday that his BRS will hold onto power after claiming more than 70 seats in the 119-member Assembly to win a third straight term. He labeled exit polls “nonsense” and “rubbish.”
In addition, he attacked the Election Commission for permitting the publication of exit surveys while voters were still lined up to cast their ballots.
He mentioned the exit polls from 2018 and claimed that just one agency had it properly. Four other parties offered 48–66 seats to TRS (now BRS), but it ultimately won 88 seats.
“The real poll will come out on December 3. Those who are trying to confuse Telangana voters are in for a huge surprise. Exit polls are not new. I promise those who are fans of BRS and want KCR to come back and run the state that we will come back with 70 plus seats. Just wait and watch,” he added.