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A Three-Player Opera

Both Mahakootami and PRP fail to fuel anti-incumbency

A Three-Player Opera
P. Anil Kumar
A Three-Player Opera
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Number of constituencies: 28 Polling dates: April 16, 23

Trends & Key issues

  • It’ll be a tough fight between the TDP alliance and Congress
  • The TDP alliance is tipped to make major gains in Telangana as it is tied up with the TRS
  • Corruption and the Satyam scandal not an issue
  • The Congress hopes to cash in on its government’s schemes. TDP promises schemes like CTS.
  • The PRP started with a bang but lost steam midway
  • AP usually votes the same party to the assembly and Lok Sabha. With both being held together, local issues dominate.

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At least since the 1980s, Andhra Pradesh had settled into a two-cornered political universe, with the Congress and the TDP occupying all of it. Naxalism on the outside was certainly a bigger factor than the stray pockets of mainstream Left influence within the system. The game, however, has been changing in recent years. The arrival of the...
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