Hyderabad: Andhra Octopus, Lagadapati Rajagopal who is known for his pin point and accurate surveys, gave shock to the ruling TRS dispensation, predicting Praja Kutami's victory in the upcoming assembly elections.
It is known that Telangana is going to polls on Dec 7th. Lagadapati predicted hung if the voter turnout decreases from 2014 but if voter turnout increases, then Congress-TDP, Praja Kutami will come to power.
He claimed that his survey was conducted for more than 45 days and had a sample size of 1000-1200 across 100 constituencies out of 119.
He said TRS would do well in Warangal, Medak and Nizamabad districts, while Congress is expected to do well in Khammam, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy and Adilabad districts. He predicted a tough fight in Karimnagar and Mahabubnagar. He even said while MIM will retain its seats in Hyderabad, BJP would increase its tally considerably.
He said independent candidates Shiva Kumar Reddy (Narayanpet) and Anil Jadhav (Boath), he said Jalandhar Reddy (Makthal), Malreddy Ranga Reddy (Ibrahimpatnam) and Gaddam Vinod (Bellampalli) would win in the coming assembly elections.
However KTR, turned furious and sought to expose Lagadapati and his survey. He shared the screen shots of his conversation with Lagadapati, in which he predicted TRS victory and claimed to have informed the same to Chandra Babu.
In the snap shot, Lagadapati predicted TRS would win 65-70 seats, Congress 35-40, BJP 2-3, MIM 6-7 etc. for which KTR replied that his party will surpass his prediction.
KTR exposing Lagadapati posted “The reason I dismiss Rajgopal’s survey as concocted; His message to me on 20th Nov that TRS is winning 65-70 seats. It’s the same survey he shared today under pressure From CBN with cooked up numbers. I had no choice but to share this conversation to break the conspiracy “