Cong May Put Up Impressive Show In Telangana

Rahul Gandhi was not far off the mark in releasing the results of early internal surveys.


MUMBAI: The ruling BJP’s worst nightmare might be round the corner.

Rahul Gandhi was not far off the mark in releasing the results of early internal surveys of the mood in the five states going to the polls soon.

He said Congress could certainly win three of them –Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana – while Rajasthan could be a tossup, with Mizoram in the northeast likely to also be affected by what is going on in Manipur and hence could turn against the national ruling party.

While Chhattisgarh is a given considering it has been a Congress stronghold for a while now, Telangana is where the Congress might put up its most impressive show. The BJP, acutely aware that the party stands little chance in the State given its indistinct local leadership, is banking on KCR to withstand the anti-incumbency wave and keep the State away from the Congress.

There is talk in Hyderabad of a deal already struck between BJP and BRS regarding the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls. The Congress is hoping to create a national mood swing with a good showing in four states, including Rajasthan which may see a close-run race.

Telangana is the big swing State that might impel the Congress campaign for the big polls in 2024. (By arrangement with