Telangana Rashtra Samithi has swept the Telangana bypolls by winning all the 11 seats while the BJP won the Nizamabad seat, once again showing that Telangana sentiment cannot be brushed aside.
If people `handed’ out a crushing blow to Congress in the bypolls, they have punctured the Telugu Desam’s `cycle’ with equal force. If not close to decimation in Telangana, the TDP is in the throes of a serious crisis as chances of a large number of cadre flocking to TRS cannot be ruled out.
It is as good as TDP scripting its own destiny with its misplaced priority in the run-up to the polls. That the party’s candidates have lost their deposits in several segments and ended up in the fourth position shows up the party leadership in poor light.