Though the Election Commission has issued a ban on exit polls, media channels had discussions about the voting pattern and share.
As usual, all leaders from all parties were very confidant that his party would bag the most seats in the first phase of elections. However, the TDP camp seemed to be more joyous than the Congress camp. While Chandra Babu naidu said that the grand alliance would win in atleast 100 seats, Harish Rao from TRS said that the alliance has a great chance to bag a minimum of 90 seats in this phase. On the other side, Congress said that would bag all the seats.
There was one important incident that took place yesterday right after the first phase of polling ended. Chief Minister of the state campaigning in Kurnool for the second phase remarked some forgetful comments on Telangana. He said that if Chandrababu Naidu and KCR are the winners, we would have to live like foreigners in Hyderabad. He also warned that water Krishna water would never reach rayalseema region and all their crops would be gone. Clearly giving the impression that he is against telangana and he doesn’t want a separate telangana state, which he thought may be the thinking of the people in Andhra and Rayalseema people and tried to cash in their votes.
Many journalists have the opinion that being a CM of a state he should not have said such statements which would bring in more regionalism between people.
Another reason for his statement could be an insider information on the voting pattern which could have been against congress party and so an attempt to get some votes from other regions of the state.
So all in all, The Grand Alliance clearly has an edge over congress of the first phase; or atleast that’s what media seems to think.