Hyderabad, Sep 28 (PTI) TRS leader and minister in Telangana’s caretaker government K T Rama Rao Friday expressed confidence that the party would play a decisive role at the Centre after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to work for the state’s interests. Also Read - 'Stand Together With Govt But Sudden Lockdown Created Immense Panic', Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM

It would be a coalition era after the next parliamentary elections, he said,addressing a gathering of TRS workers here. Also Read - More Nuanced, Compassionate Approach Required to Deal With Crisis: Rahul Gandhi on Lockdown

“I am fully confident that in this coalition era, TRS will definitely be in a decisive role in Delhi and get what is due for Telangana, not by begging the Centre, but by dictating. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: 22 Rebel Congress MLAs Join BJP, Day After Kamal Nath's Resignation as Chief Minister

Our leader KCR has the intelligence and strategy to do it,” Rama Rao, son of TRS president and Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, said.

Claiming that the popularity of BJP and also Congress is on the decline,he exuded confidence that the Telangana people would overwhelmingly vote for TRS in the Lok Sabha polls.

“I am confident that our Telangana people will give a judgement with awareness to give 16 parliament seats to TRS.

Because the Modi graph is falling. I need not say specially about Rahul Gandhi… One who wants to vote would also run away after seeing him,” he said.

He also alleged that the NDA government had not done justice for Telangana over last over four years.

Assembly polls in Telangana were originally scheduled to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections next year.

However, the assembly was dissolved earlier this month as per a recommendation of the state cabinet, which necessitated elections ahead of the schedule.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.