The outcomes of the assembly elections in telangana, madhya pradesh, chhattisgarh, and rajasthan are being marketed as a preview of the 2024 lok sabha elections. With the general elections in mind, both the congress and the bjp crafted their issues. The bjp is hoping to seize chhattisgarh from the congress and has established a comfortable lead in madhya pradesh and rajasthan as the vote-counting process proceeds. In the meantime, the congress is about to seize control of another southern state, telangana, from the BRS administration headed by K chandrasekhar Rao.
Though rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo yatra received a better reception in the state than even neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, the congress, which appears poised to win telangana for the first time since its formation in 2014, did not hold out much hope about its chances in the state even at the beginning of this year. The party fired its unit chief in november of last year, shortly after the walkathon left the state, due to the lacklustre reaction to the yatra in Andhra. On the other hand, Telangana's positive reaction to the yatra inspired the party, and in december and January, it started a campaign to reorganise its fragmented house.
Although the central leadership of the congress party had previously stated that it would not be collaborating with the seemingly unbeatable Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in telangana, certain members of the party were demanding the resignation of state congress chairman A revanth Reddy. The AICC intervened at that point, supporting revanth and clearly telling the warring leaders to stop fighting while removing Manickam Tagore, the person in command, who was thought to be Revanth's main supporter.