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It'll Be Early Elections, Parties On Toes!

If the reports coming from New Delhi are true, early and simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies are going to be held in the month of December 2018.

The announcement made a couple of days ago by the Election Commission of India that it will be ready for simultaneous polls by September 2018 was a deliberate attempt by the Centre to make the people and the political parties ready for the polls.

The required legislation to this effect is likely to be made in the forthcoming sessions of the Parliament, say the sources.

However, the states which have gone and are going to polls this year might be given exemption from the elections, it is learnt.

In any case, it will be election season in the Telugu states in the next couple of months and the political parties would have to go on toes immediately.

In Telangana, the TRS is in a pretty confident mood as the opposition parties are weak and divided and they are not in a position to cash in on whatever anti-establishment wave that is prevailing in the state.

The victory achieved by the TRS-affiliated union in the Singareni elections is an ample evidence for the same.

In Andhra Pradesh, however, it’s tense time for both the ruling Telugu Desam Party and the the YSR Congress party.

One can expect a shower of promises and speedy implementation of welfare schemes by the ruling TDP in the coming days, the YSR Congress party will begin its aggressive campaign very shortly to make the last ditch efforts to win over the people’s confidence.

The coming year is also expected to witness realignment of political forces. The Bharatiya Janata Party might, in all probability, sever its alliance with the TDP and join hands with the YSR Congress party.

The new entrant – Jana Sena Party floated by power star Pawan Kalyan is likely to have an alliance with the TDP and remain content with a few seats.

So, get ready for the charged-up atmosphere in Andhra politics soon!

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