The campaign for Telangana Assembly elections ended on Tuesday and now it is the voters’ turn. Voting is on Thursday for all 119 seats in the state. This time there is a direct fight between Congress and BRS, while BJP and AIMIM are trying to make it triangular. On the same lines, the party has now made a political move to defeat BRS in Telangana, following the same political formula with which Congress snatched power from BJP in Karnataka six months ago.
Not only the formula of Karnataka but also the leaders who played an important role in the victory there, Congress had fielded in the battlefield of Telangana. Congress had given four guarantees in Karnataka and six guarantees in Telangana. Not only this, 75 percent of Karnataka’s ministers and leaders, including CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar, the hero of victory in Karnataka, campaigned vigorously in Telangana. In such a situation, it remains to be seen whether Congress will be able to take power in Telangana like Karnataka?
Seats bordering Karnataka
Congress has set the target of winning 75 plus seats out of 199 seats in Telangana. Apart from Telangana, the responsibility of this rests on the shoulders of Congress leaders of Karnataka. Especially the seat adjacent to the Karnataka border has been given to him. Congress had given him the responsibility by appointing him as an observer on the Telangana assembly seat. Seats like Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda and Mendhak are adjacent to Karnataka. Besides, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge comes from Karnataka area adjacent to Telangana, the Congress party is also trying to take political advantage of this fact.
Congress held several meetings in Hyderabad
As soon as the Karnataka election campaign ended, Congress started campaigning in Telangana. Congress had organized a big meeting in Hyderabad itself before the announcement of elections. After this, a big convention of Indian Youth Congress was also held in Hyderabad. Apart from this, everyone from Rahul Gandhi to Priyanka Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge campaigned vigorously, while on Tuesday Sonia Gandhi released a video and appealed to vote in favor of Congress.
Responsibility of DK Shivakumar, Siddaramaiah fixed
On one hand, Karnataka’s Deputy CM DK Shivakumar is handling the election management of Congress, while CM Siddaramaiah is busy trying to win over the OBC votes of Telangana. Through Kharge, Congress has made a strategy to win Dalits and tribals on its side. Congress has tried to win over the upper caste votes in its favor by handing over the command of the party in Telangana to Revanth Reddy. Due to Revanth’s PDP background, the inclination of PDP votes is visible. Apart from this, Congress has tried to win Muslim votes in its favor through Zameer Ahmed Khan.
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What will be the impact of Karnataka’s guarantee?
Congress has already implemented four of its five guarantees in Karnataka and kept assuring people during the Telangana campaign that the fifth guarantee will be implemented soon. By saying this, Congress was giving the assurance that the six guarantees promised in Telangana are not just a promise but the party will also show it by doing the work of implementing it on the ground. During the Telangana campaign, all the ministers of Karnataka were mentioning about the guarantees implemented in the state, how the Congress government in Karnataka has implemented schemes that benefit the people, similarly in Telangana also the promises made by the Congress will be implemented. Will work.
6 guarantees of KCR in Telangana
In response to KCR’s promises in Telangana, Congress has announced a total of six guarantees. While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was meeting the unemployed in the state, everyone from DK Shivkumar to Siddaramaiah was directly attacking KCR. Congress has promised to provide employment to unemployed youth. Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were saying in meetings and in their programs that these are not promises but guarantees of Congress. In this way, Congress has laid the stage to win the electoral battle of Telangana. In such a situation, it remains to be seen how successful this move of Congress is in Telangana?
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