Supporting the reports that the party secured from its local leaders from every polling booth on Friday, the TRS is upbeat that most exit polls predicted victory for the party in Munugode Assembly byelection, held on Thursday. As per sources, TRS President and chief minister, K.Chandrasekhar Rao and party working president K.T.Rama Rao analysed the high voter turnout that was viewed after 5 pm and the ground reports booth wise.
The polling went on till 10 pm in a few polling booths as officials allowed all voters who were in queue before 6 pm to exercise their franchise. A significant number of polling booths witnessed polling till 8 pm and 9 pm. After analysing all reports, both leaders expressed confidence that TRS would win with a majority of about 15,000 votes. KCR and Rama Rao felt the need to analyse following doubts raised over exit polls as a large number of youth turned up at polling booths after 5 pm particularly in urban areas who reportedly voted in favour of BJP.
They cited the case of the Chandur municipality, which witnessed only 68.22% polling against the overall 93% voting in the constituency and Choutuppal municipality which recorded 73.80%. TRS leaders strongly believe that the beneficiaries of state government’s welfare schemes voted in favour of TRS and this would ensure a comfortable victory for the party in the counting that is going to take place on Sunday. The constituency consists of over two lakh people who have benefitted from welfare schemes like Asara, Kalyana Laxmi, KCR kits, Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bhima.