How KCR manages to win Muslim vote
As the resolve to defeat Modi intensifies, the Congress has the capacity to pull the minority vote to its fold. But, in Telangana, KCR is able to lure a large segment of minority vote especially the Muslim vote. This is primarily because of two reasons. Firstly, the BJP is a not a force to reckon with. In the absence of a BJP threat, the Muslim vote is unlikely to galvanise into an enbloc vote for Congress which still remains the principal contender for power against BJP at the national level. Besides, with its undeclared political and electoral alliance with MIM, the TRS is able to hold Muslim vote in its favour. The proposal to provide 12 percent Muslim quota though did not materialise has given KCR a positive image among these sections of society. The minority welfare programmes have also contributed to this trend.