Telangana CM wants his government to implement a number of decisions on its own, from Muslim quota to education issues; also hopes to bring together regional parties across the country and pitch his governance as a role model.
KCR said he has decided to concentrate more time on national politics to bring a qualitative change in the political activity at a countrywide level.
The Muslim community also voted overwhelmingly for TRS in at least 24 Assembly segments across Telangana — excluding the seven seats in Hyderabad — with 15-20 per cent or more Muslim population
After the landslide, KCR indicated what was in store for him next - an active role in Andhra Pradesh politics and the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
But, TRS leaders said after the results on Tuesday, the perception among Andhra-origin people has changed after K Chandrashekar Rao took over as the CM.
A large number of people who took farm loans are waiting for a loan waiver of up to Rs 1 lakh, as promised by KCR.
The TRS had focussed specially on constituencies from which Congress leaders were contesting and put in extra effort to defeat them.
Counting will start at 8 am to decide the fate of 1,821 candidates.
On November 22, Central Water Commission (CWC) gave a go-ahead to Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited for preparation of a detailed project report for Mekedatu.
According to NGOs working in the agriculture sector, 4,400 farmers in Telangana committed suicide in the past four years.
KCR has developed Gajwel as a model mandal, but there is anger among people of 14 villages who are being forced out of their homes due to the Mallanasagar irrigation project.
For the 119 Assembly seats, 1,821 candidates are in fray. Polling will be held from 7 am to 4 pm in 13 constituencies deemed sensitive with regard to Left-Wing Extremism.
There are more than 20 lakh tenant farmers in Telangana who are excluded from schemes such as Rythu Bandhu (friends of farmers) and free life insurance.
As Telangana votes on December 7, it is this that Rao is banking on, apart from his emotional appeal as the face of the statehood movement. He makes a mention of the schemes in all his poll speeches.
A joint statement by farmers' bodies took on the ruling TSR government, accusing Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao of failing to implement many of the promises made in 2014.
In notes left behind, they had hoped their sacrifices would lead to formation of the state, in which there will be jobs for the youth and overall development.
All the five seats the BJP won in 2014 were urban Assembly constituencies in Hyderabad — Musheerabad, Uppal, Khairtabad, Goshamahal and Amberpet.
Telangana Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao and other party leaders have said they will teach Naidu a lesson by “interfering in Andhra Pradesh politics by supporting anti-TDP parties”.
Speaking at Sangareddy and later at Tandur, Adityanath said, “If BJP comes to power in Telangana, I can assure you my friends that Owaisi will have to flee Hyderabad just like the Nizam did.’’
As the December 7 D-day draws closer, it has become a game of figures and numbers in Telangana —- or, who promises what, and how much.