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Who will win the Telangana Assembly election 2018?
The election of newly born Indian state of Telangana is poised to bring some key changes in the Indian political scenario.

The ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) spearheaded by its founding leader K Chandrasekhar Rao, on the one hand is anticipating positive acceptance from the people of Telangana by going for early elections, whereas the united opposition (mahakutami) led by the Congress party is expecting to upset the dreams of the ruling party by defeating them.

It is a fact that incumbency is a big factor that decides the fate of governments. TRS party is expecting that its welfare schemes like Rythu Bandhu, Kalyan Lakshmi, Shadi Mubarak, pension to widows, handicapped and old-age people, and double-bedroom houses, etc., will earn them mandate from the people of Telangana again.

But the Congress which is has paid heavy price in Andhra Pradesh for the formation of Telangana is hopeful that the dictator approach of the Chief Minister KCR and elevation of his son KTR as CM-in-waiting, and not implementing host of promises made during the 2014 election manifesto by TRS can easily invite the wrath from the people of Telangana.

The united opposition including Congress party's traditional arch rival Telugu Desam Party (TDP), communist parties, and newly formed Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) is hopeful that they can defeat TRS.

The mood of the public is that they are neither utterly dejected by the ruling party, nor over enthused by the united opposition. But TRS will have to pay the price for neglecting the unemployed youth.

It is very likely that on December 11, 2018 when the results for all 119 Assembly seats will be announced there will be a hung assembly. TRS is thinking of using the clout of Modi to turn independents or to break other smaller parties in their fold to form the government again, in the event of a hung Assembly.

The whole concept of early elections in the state is based on this prediction. The TRS boss has also in mind that if they do not perform well in the Assembly elections, they can at least do better by changing their strategy in the general elections 2019 and turn as a king-maker.

But we may have to wait until December 11 for the real political picture in the state.

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