Telangana polls: TRS dismisses threat of TDP-Congress combine, but looks to KCR to offset political implications
Arch-rivals Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Congress are all set to forge an alliance in Telangana with a view to capitalise on the electoral arithmetic. In 2014, TDP won 15 seats and stood second in another 20 seats. Which was fairly impressive given that the Congress that delivered Telangana won only 21 seats. The TDP got more votes than the TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi)—which won a majority—in as many as 15 seats.