Did Telangana Congress Party fail to under the strategies of KCR? Going by the events, it appears to be true. When Telangana was separated, KCR played the master stroke of not merging his party with the Congress. Telangana Congress Party were confident that the people of the state would laud them for their move. The Congress leaders were so confident of coming to power that they only concentrated on who would become chief minister. They never imagined that KCR would strengthen his party and his position by taking it to the people.