The upcoming Lok Sabha elections are set to be a real challenge for the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) after their recent loss to the Congress in Assembly Elections.
In the 2019 polls, BRS bagged nine out of 17 Parliament seats, while the BJP and Congress claimed four and three seats respectively. AIMIM retained the Hyderabad seat.
Publicly and on social media, BRS leaders might be putting on a brave face, boasting about surpassing their 2019 seat count, but behind closed doors, they acknowledge the ground reality.
As the main opposition, led by K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), the party aims to secure at least five Parliament seats. The party realizes that even winning 4-5 seats would be considered a huge victory in the curret scenario.
The party is well aware of potential shift of MLAs towards ruling party, strategically biding their time for the right moment to make a move.
After a decade of playing footbal with both national parties, Congress and BJP, the recent Assembly defeat has reshaped the political dynamics. It will not be a cakewalk for BRS to face a determined Congress and an assertive BJP eyeing Telangana expansion. Party chief KCR is deep into internal strategy meetings.
Analysts speculate on BRS’s performance in key districts, considering their traditional stronghold in areas like Karimnagar and Medak. The absence of the Telangana sentiment adds a twist to the upcoming electoral campaign.
With 17 Lok Sabha seats in play, observers anticipate a dynamic contest, especially in Greater Hyderabad and the state’s diverse districts.