Congress came to power for the first time in Telangana after the state formation. Revanth Reddy is likely to become the Chief Minister.
TDP decided not to contest in this election but the party supporters worked hard for Congress only for Revanth Reddy.
Revanth Reddy is one of the few leaders who jumped from TDP to Congress. But unlike the other defectors, he never spoke ill about Chandrababu Naidu or the TDP.
He always spoke about Chandrababu with great respect. For that very reason, the TDP cadre still considers Revanth as their own.
More than Revanth becoming the Chief Minister, they have one more thing to cherish in this election.
It is the defeat of Senior Leader Errabelli Dayakara Rao.
A 26-year-old young girl Yashaswini Reddy who is fighting her first election defeated Errabelli in Palakurthy bringing shame to the veteran leader’s political career.
Errabelli was also a TDP leader who joined BRS. But then, he did not show the same respect towards Chandrababu as Revanth.
Moreover, there are rumors that it was Errabelli who tipped off KCR about Revanth Reddy taking money to MLC Stephenson back in 2015. We know how Telangana ACB conducted a sting operation and arrested Revanth Reddy.
That was when TDP’s downfall started in Telangana and it became non-existent in the state.
Errabelli was the TDLP leader back then and he merged the TDP’s Legislative Party into TRS’s Legislative Party.
Hence, TDP supporters consider Errabelli as their arch-rival and his defeat gives them more joy.