The ongoing counting process will throw up a crucial verdict in the electoral battle between the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Congress-Telugu Desam Party(TDP) alliance in Telangana. With TRS showing and upward trend with 88 seats out of 119 seats, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday said that Congress-led alliance, of which it is a part, needs to analyse and introspect on the grouping's "failure" in the Telangana Assembly elections.
"We have to analyse the factors that contributed to the success of TRS and failure of our alliance. We were expecting to get more number of seats. The results are not to our expectations," said Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, senior leader of TDP, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The alliance which also comprised the Telangana Jana Samithi and the Communist Party of India, did not fare well.
"We have to respect people's verdict. We have to analyse and introspect where it went wrong, and we have to work together", Reddy said, adding the alliance would now strive hard to see to it that the TRS government implements the "tall promises" made by the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led party.
Meanwhile, the exit polls also predicted that the TDP-Congress alliance, which claimed to have a "good chemisty", would fall far behind the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. Early leads echoed the poll of polls prediction, giving TRS a clear majority with over 80 seats. KCR's daughter K Kavitha, a parliamentarian, said his hard work had paid off.
"We are seeing the response of the people. The hard work in four and a half years has paid off," said Ms Kavitha. "Nobody knows Telangana like KCR," she remarked.