What could be TDP position in Telangana?
There is general belief in the people that TDP may be badly affected in 2014 elections in Telangana due to its suspicious stand on bifurcation. TRS and T-Congress leaders also write off TDP from Telangana. But, is TDP really going to lose Telangana for its rivals? If so, why should Chandrababu Naidu and his party still hangs to Telangana? Why its T-leaders are still glued to TDP, when they are not sure about party victory in Telangana? These questions make it clear that actually the party position is not that much bad as gobbles spread by its rivals. If, the party is going to be wiped-off from Telangana, then definitely all its T-leaders would have jumped out of the ship, like the Congress leaders are jumping out now.
Hence, it is to be understood that even if TDP can't expect a victory
but definitely can expect fair share in Telangana, that may put it in a
king maker position. Although Congress is granting Telangana, its
leaders in the region may not be able to beat TRS and its president KCR.
The strong Telangana sentiment also may put the Congress at bay. If,
Congress fails to create Telangana state before elections, then it may
be washed out of the region.
In any case, TDP will get fair share of seats in the region. It has strong leaders and cadres spread across the region. Moreover, those who fail to secure tickets in TRS and Congress may jump for TDP as there is no other option. So, one can't write off TDP from Telangana at any given moment, unless it also takes a U' turn and jumps for Samaikyandhra.