With less than 48 hours to go for election results, political discourse in Telangana has taken a new twist. The BJP now has said that in case of a hung assembly, they are willing to support K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), if they cut their ties with Owaisi led AIMIM.
We will support TRS if it drops AIMIM and seeks our support publicly,” said BJP state president K Laxman. “No party can form the government here [Telangana] without our support,” he said.
Reacting on the Congress’s claim that TRS was always “BJP’s team B”, the state chief said, “Yes, we fought against the corrupt rule and family rule of TRS, but we will support them if we don’t get the numbers.”
The Congress for long has has been accusing TRS and BJP of having a covert alliance and working in each other’s behest. This morning, taking a dig at BJP’s recent announcement, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi alleged that BJP has been second option for TRS.
I told u so moment. How right #Rahul Gandhi was when he said BJP is #TRS’ B team & #AiMIM its C team. barely elections over & #BJP state pres says bjp ready to support TRS if assembly hung ( if trs ditches aimim). no wonder #PM said not a word against #KCR & #TRS during campaign
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) December 9, 2018
The suggestion of post-poll alliance comes after exit polls show caretaker CM KCR-led TRS storming back to power with an impressive margin in Telangana.
This is the first assembly election that the state is facing after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014. The result will be announced on December 11.