With more than 66 seats in the state, the congress is setting itself up for a historic win in the telangana assembly elections of 2023, which would see the Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) of chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's government overthrown. Since Telangana's establishment in 2014, this is the first occasion that BRS is expected to lose an election. For the first time since 2014, K Chandrashekar Rao would relinquish his position as chief minister, and Congressman revanth reddy is anticipated to replace him.
Nonetheless, sunil Kanugolu, the poll strategist, is mostly responsible for Congress's triumph in telangana, which is reminiscent of the party's commanding majority won in the karnataka elections earlier this year.
Kanugolu was given carte blanche in telangana to carry out internal services and put his plans into action, according to sources that the indian Express cited. In rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where politicians like ashok gehlot and kamal nath were allegedly against his methods, the campaign strategist was not granted this flexibility.
Who is sunil Kanugolu, the poll strategist?
One of the most well-liked election strategists in India, sunil Kanugolu is a native of karnataka and is credited with the congress party's victory in the state in May 2023. kcr called Kanugolu to a meeting at his hyderabad home two years ago. Kanugolu ultimately turned down the telangana chief minister's offer to join the election strategy team for the polls in favour of joining Congress.
Kanugolu was responsible for organizing a significant portion of the Bharat Jodo yatra and is well-known for being a close advisor to senior congress leader rahul Gandhi. The poll strategist has previously worked for BJP, DMK, and AIADMK before joining Congress.