Lok Sabha poll results unexpected; TRS to undertake detailed review

Lok Sabha poll results unexpected; TRS to undertake detailed review

HYDERABAD: The Lok Sabha elections threw up some unexpected results in Telangana and TRS would undertake a detailed review after the coming MLC polls, party working president K T Rama Rao said on Tuesday.nnIn an informal interaction with mediapersons, he said the Congress has won two seats with a slender margin.nnThe results were not a setback to TRS, he added.nnThe TRS has won nine of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, while its ally AIMIM retained its lone seat (Hyderabad).nnThe Congress secured three seats, while BJP sprang a surprise winning four.nnThe results are seen as a dampener to the TRS as it aimed to win 16 constituencies (leaving Hyderabad) to play a key role at the Centre (in the event of a hung verdict) for the benefit of Telangana.nnTRS had swept the Assembly polls held last December, winning 88 of the total 119 segments.nnRama Rao, son of party supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, said the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the main reasons for BJP’s vote share growing.nnThere are multiple factors that influenced the outcome of Lok Sabha elections, he said.nnRama Rao, popularly known as KTR, said his party workers need not feel disappointed with the results.nnWith the Modi government returning to power with a huge majority, there is nothing that can be done at the Centre even if TRS wins 16 seats in Telangana, he said.nnThe Modi government would not need any party’s support, he said.nnThe TRS would undertake a detailed analysis of the results after the conclusion of MLC polls (elected by Local Authorities) to be held on May 31, he said.nnHe expressed confidence that the TRS would win a lion’s share of seats in the rural local body polls (held earlier this month; counting of votes to be take up later).nnHe denied that his cousin and TRS MLA T Harish Rao, a former minister, has not been given due importance in the Lok Sabha polls.nnThe Congress and BJP had an understanding in Nizamabad (where his sister and sitting TRS MP K Kavitha lost the election to BJP nominee), he alleged.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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