The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Wednesday kicked-off its campaign for Lok Sabha elections with its Working President K T Rama Rao predicting that the Federal Front led by TRS President and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will decide the next Prime Minister and the agenda of the next government at the Centre.
KTR exuded confidence that the Federal Front, a consortium of regional parties, could account for a total of over 100 Lok Sabha seats and play a key role in the formation of the next government at the Centre. KTR, the son of Chandrasekhar Rao, called upon people to elect all candidates of the TRS so that it can play its role at the Centre and protect the state's interests.
Addressing a massive public meeting at Karimnagar, he urged people to ensure the victory of TRS candidates in 16 constituencies. Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats. The Hyderabad MP seat has been left for its ally, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
KTR said that as the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's graph was falling, the NDA was not expected to get more than 150-160 seats while the Congress-led UPA may finish with 110-120 seats.
"Even if they join together they can't form the government and in such a situation the Federal Front will play a decisive role," he said.
KTR also said that if the Federal Front played a key role in the formation of the next government at the Centre, Telangana's schemes could be replicated across the country. Stating that the BJP and Congress had failed to address real issues of people, he said the country required an alternative.
Alleging that Telangana did not get any support from Modi government during last five years, he said the state could get its due share when TRS wins 16 Lok Sabha seats.