KTR's post, from less than 24 hours ago, showed him aiming with a gun
BRS leader and outgoing Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's son KT Rama Rao took a dig at himself as he shared his less-than-a-day-old X post after losing to Congress in the state elections today.
Less than 24 hours ago, a confident KT Rama Rao, posted a picture of himself aiming with a gun and captioned it: "Hattrick Loading 3.0. Get ready to celebrate guys."
However, as early trends began coming in this morning, the Congress managed to stun the BRS in the southern state, securing a lead in most of the seats. The Congress, buoyed by the numbers, reposted KTR's tweet and wrote: "Were you aiming for car tyres?" Incidentally, the BRS poll symbol is a car.
By late afternoon, Congress consolidated its position in the state, and KTR, responding to his own tweet, wrote: "This one ain't gonna age well. Missed the mark."
He soon conceded defeat and said: "Grateful to the people of Telangana for giving BRS two consecutive terms of government. Not saddened over the result today, but surely disappointed as it was not in the expected lines for us. But we will take this in our stride as a learning and will bounce back. Congratulations to the Congress on winning the mandate. Wishing you good luck."
The Congress dashed K Chandrashekar Rao's dream run as it logged a comfortable lead in the state. To add to the BRS' distress, Mr Rao, the two-time Chief Minister of the state, is trailing from one of the two seats he is contesting. He is trailing the Congress' young state chief, Revanth Reddy, in Kamareddy.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi, now renamed Bharat Rashtra Samithi, had spearheaded Telangana's statehood movement and enjoyed unwavering support for a decade since the state was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
The shift has partly been attributed to the allegations of corruption against Mr Rao and senior party leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's big reveal that Mr Rao had tried to join the NDA but was turned down may also have added to this.
The Congress, riding on its mammoth victory in Karnataka, is ahead in 64 of the 119 seats - past the magic number. BRS is leading in 40 seats.