Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy, who led party to victory, likely to be Chief Minister, says various media reports citing sources.
According to an earlier report, Anumula Revanth Reddy, who led the Congress' charge, finds himself on the brink of a potential chief ministership. The 56 year-old leader welcomed the people's mandate in favour of the national party while BRS expressed disappointment over its failure to ensure a hattrick.
The KCR-led Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) formed the maiden government of the newly carved out Telangana in 2014 and emerged victorious in 2018 as well.
"It is a people's mandate. We need not (do) a postmortem. Everything goes well, then only you will get that magic number. The simple point is that they (people) wanted to change. They wanted to defeat KCR (CM Rao). They have defeated KCR. That's all," Reddy told reporters.
Reddy said the people have decided the role of the Opposition and Congress expects the BRS's cooperation in order to fulfil the people's aspirations.
"To revive democratic values, we are expecting that the BRS will come forward," he said.
It is the party's responsibility to fulfil Telangana people's aspirations after forming the government in the state, he added.
Factors such as anti-incumbency, voter fatigue, and dissatisfaction among the youth contributed mainly to the poor showing of BRS.
Despite the towering image of CM KCR, along with the party's extensive grassroots network and welfare programmes, the perceived inaccessibility of its leaders contributed to the growing anti-incumbency sentiments.
Additionally, the Opposition projection of what they called the BRS family rule in the state further exacerbated this sentiment.
The Congress had mounted a spirited election campaign with a view to unseat BRS, even as the BJP also launched a no holds-barred attack against the ruling dispensation.