PNS | Hyderabad
Silent voters are worrying the BRS. The internal reports of the BRS indicate that the silent voter poses a threat to the party’s prospects. The top BRS leadership is aware of the fact that people are observing things and not revealing much.
Silent vote is the vote of persons who have not expressed or made evident their preference. “We cannot completely go by surveys and instant announcements or exposes. There is certainly a silent wave. We have to see on whose side they are. It is too early to say anything about the silent wave. Voters will always observe things.
Telangana or erstwhile United Andhra Pradesh has never voted anyone to power a third time. Sometimes people are just bored and want to give someone else a chance. However, our opponents are not as powerful as KCR. He will be the CM a third time,” BRS sources said.
The BRS was heavily affected by the silent vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Six months after a landslide victory in the 2018 Assembly polls, the BRS lost seven LS seats including Karimnagar and Nizamabad in the 2019 LS elections.
The silent vote also impacted the BRS’ prospects in the GHMC elections when they could win only 55 wards and the BJP 48 wards.In fact, defected BRS MLA Mynampally Hanumanth Rao also said, “The ‘people’ will vote against the BRS. There is a silent wave against the BRS government and the Congress will come to power.”
The BRS is facing heavy anti-incumbency as all election surveys indicate that the Congress is likely to win. Congress says that they have made substantial gains among minorities and Backward Communities.Congress sources indicated that unfulfilled promises and anger against BRS MLAs and local BRS leaders have significantly increased anti-incumbency against the BRS.