Prior to the counting of votes polled in Telangana Assembly Polls 2018, There was an impression that prediction made by Lagadapati Rajagopal could favour Mahakutami. However, Shocking result made everyone reach a conclusion that the survey had actually worked against the Opposition Parties.
Lagadapati predicted that mood of the voters is in favour of Mahakutami and victory of 8-10 seats for Independents would hurt the poll prospects of TRS. Upon knowing about this Survey, Candidates of Mahakutami have become complacent in the last two days due to over-confidence. On the other hand, TRS Leadership alerted all of its Leaders and Cadre post this prediction. All of them worked continuously till the last minute of the deadline for campaigning. They were watchful of the moments of Mahakutami Candidates and prevented bribing of voters at many places.
And now, Congress Leaders blame Lagadapati Rajagopal for their defeat. Former MLA Soyam Bapu Rao breathed fire on Andhra Octopus for ruining his chances of victory - 'In Boath Constituency, Lagadapati predicted the victory of Independent. Those Voters who made up their mind to vote for Me shifted sides and voted for Independent after the prediction given by him'.
Soyam Bapu Rao appealed Congressmen to work collectively for the victory of party in the Panchayat Polls. 'One Day Match got completed, T-20 Match is going to happen soon,' he commented.