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Polls for five states an advantage to BRS

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The election schedule for five states announced by the Election Commission may become advantageous to the ruling BRS in Telangana. The major political parties BJP and the Congress will concentrate on other four states than on Telangana in the election campaign.
In Telangana the major political parties are BRS, Congress and the BJP. The BJP has no hope on coming to power in Telangana. For the Congress also, apart from Telangana, the other four states are also important. In the poll-bound five states the BRS is in power in Telangana, Madhya Pradesh is being ruled by the BJP and the Congress is in power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. In Mizoram, the Mizo National Front is in power.

In view of upcoming general elections, for the Congress and the BJP, coming to power in the poll-bound states is crucial. So, both these two parties will concentrate more on four states in election campaign than in Telangana which is going to poll in the last. Had the Telangana Assembly elections been held separately, the BJP and the Congress would have concentrated more in the election campaign. The ruling BRS in Telangana may not have competition from the BJP and the Congress.

Both the BJP and the Congress have to depend more on local leaders in the election campaign. In the BRS, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, ministers KT Rama Rao and T Harish Rao are the star campaigners in Telangana. The local leaders of the BJP and the Congress cannot compete with the BRS star campaigners in the election campaign.  The national leaders of the BJP and the Congress will not be able to campaign extensively in Telangana as they will be busy with the campaign in the other four states. Among the five states, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram are going to polls on November 7. After these two states, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will go to polls. Rajasthan will go to polls on November 24.
When the BJP and the Congress national leaders will come to campaign to Chhattisgarh, they may campaign in Telangana also.

In Telangana, the polling will be held on November 30. The gap between the poll dates of Rajasthan and Telangana are only six days. Before 48 hours to polls, the election campaign will end.

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