In Telangana, Congress will not announce the name of the Chief Minister’s post before the assembly elections. Congress here will contest the assembly elections together with TDP, CPI, and Telangana Jan Samiti. A senior leader of the party gave this information on Wednesday. RC Khuntia, in charge of the All India Congress Committee in Telangana, said that there is an old pattern of not declaring the name of the Chief Ministerial candidate before any assembly elections in the Congress. Khuntia further said, “Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief Uttam Kumar Reddy will lead the election campaign, but the final decision will be taken after the election.” He said, “After the results of the election, the final decision will be taken after knowing the views of the legislators and discussing with Congress president Rahul Gandhi.”
Khuntia said, “The sharing of seats has not been finalized yet, but we have jointly agreed to contest the elections. We will have a shared agenda and will jointly create some strategies to promote the campaign. “He said that alliance partners will decide the chances of winning which seats will be contested by which party will contest. Khuntia said, “Who will fight from which seat is not a question, it is the question of who is likely to win. Congress is the main ally in this alliance and the rest of the other parties will be given priority at that place, where they will be in a strong position. Let TDP say that the last time TDP contested with BJP and won 15 seats and it got about 15 percent votes.
Significantly, the state assembly was dissolved on September 6 on the recommendation of the chief minister Chandrashekhar Rao (Rao is the acting chief minister), about eight months before the completion of the tenure of the Telangana assembly. The Election Commission has not yet announced the election programs in the state.