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Analysis: BRS Superstrong in Southern Telangana:- Despite facing challenges such as anti-incumbency sentiments, a resurgent Congress, and a fading Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in certain areas of Hyderabad, the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) remains determined to secure a historic third consecutive electoral victory.
As the crucial Assembly polls in Telangana approach, the ruling BRS (formerly known as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi) led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is preparing for a formidable electoral battle. The party's confidence is derived from the strong leadership of KCR, who has successfully implemented government initiatives to improve infrastructure and promote investment.
Although the BRS has faced criticism regarding dynastic rule by the Raos, the party still holds influence over 20 to 25 "safe" seats, particularly in the southern and western border districts of Northern Telangana. However, a tough three-way competition is expected in around 30 out of the 119 constituencies, primarily in the Hyderabad capital region.
The BRS's campaign is strengthened by its focus on the achievements of the incumbent government in terms of infrastructure development and healthcare. "Under the BRS government, Telangana has made significant progress in both rural and urban infrastructure, as well as healthcare services.
Ratna Raju, a booth-level BRS worker in Achampet SC constituency of Nagarkurnool district, praised the positive impact brought to the lives of citizens. Last week, there was an attack on BRS candidate Guvvala Balaraju. The BJP, once considered a strong rival to the BRS a few months ago, seems to have lost its influence on the electoral battlefield as the state Assembly polls approach.