What’s Brewing in Andhra and Telangana Ahead of the General Elections? Should BJP Be Worried?

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What’s Brewing in Andhra and Telangana Ahead of the General Elections? Should BJP Be Worried?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

 

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ast November, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh chief minister announced a new political alliance, stating they would fight the state assembly elections together. “The chemistry is very good… We like each other. We think there is a lot we can do together,” Gandhi had said in Hyderabad. But their best-laid plans went awry, as voters could not digest this relationship and the alliance faced a debacle in the Telangana assembly elections as they managed to win only 21 seats out of 119.

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