Hung Assembly in Telangana, Congress can win 40 seats: Komatireddy Venkat Reddy
Venkat Reddy justified his prediction with the claim that no party would be able to win 60 Assembly seats on its own
NEW DELHI: Senior Telangana Congress leader and Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy on Tuesday predicted a hung Assembly in Telangana after the next elections.
Speaking to the media here, he justified his prediction with the claim that no party would be able to win 60 Assembly seats on its own. His comments came on a question of possible alliances in the state in the wake of the recent speech in the Assembly of Telangana Chief Minister and BRS supremo K Chandrashekar Rao on the Appropriation Bill.
Venkat Reddy responded to KCR’s effusive praise for the Congress and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. He endorsed KCR’s gesture hailing the Congress in the Assembly while taking the BJP to task. He however said that there was no need for the Chief Minister to lavish praise on his party.
He acknowledged that both the Congress and the BRS as parties with secular credentials. The Bhongir MP also sounded pragmatic while assessing the prevailing mood within the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC).
“For some reasons, our (TPCC) leaders are still unable to come together onto a single plank. Congress is in with the chance of winning 40 seats in Telangana if all the leaders put up a united show and work hard,” Venkat Reddy said.
He also took a veiled dig at TPCC chief and his bete noir Revanth Reddy and his one-man show. “It won’t be possible for one individual to steer the party to victory,” Komatireddy quipped.