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J&K issue to hit TRS prospects in civic polls?

J&K issue to hit TRS prospects in civic polls?

The latest euphoria prevailing across the country over abolition of Article 370 that gave autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir is said to be causing tremors in the Telangana Rashtra Samithi camp.

According to analysts, the prospects of the TRS in the municipal elections are likely to take a beating, as the Jammu and Kashmir developments have not only enhanced the image of the Bharatiya Janata Party, but also created a negative impact for the TRS among the Muslim minorities.

The TRS leaders are of the view that the party’s stand to support the Centre on Triple Talaq bill and Article 370 has widened the gap between the party and the minorities.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is also upset with the stand taken by TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on these two bills and might have second thoughts in forging alliance with the TRS in municipal elections.

Secondly, the J&K development has brought a lot of cheers to the BJP, which has already gained huge ground in the Telangana by winning four MP seats.

The party will definitely cash in on the Modi image in the municipal elections, where the electorate is mostly educated and pro-Modi.

Added to this the growing disenchantment among the urban educated towards the TRS government also may prove negative to the ruling party, analysts said.

So, the initial hurry shown by the TRS leadership is not there right now and it might go slow with the election process.

A section of the TRS leaders believe that the changed political scenario could be used by the saffron party to cause a dent in the TRS prospects.

They fear that if polls are held now, they may have to face embarrassment as it happened during the Lok Sabha elections.

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