This is the first time the TRS leader has spoken about the defeat. The Karimnagar parliamentary seat has KTR's assembly constituency and this is, in effect, a defeat of KTR too. KTR said that complacency of the TRS party workers was responsible for the defeat and said if only the party workers worked harder , they could have retained the seat.
Vinod is one of the two close family members of chief minister KCR who had lost the elections this time. The second one is KCR's daughter Kavitha.