With India inching closer and closer to general elections, the campaigns of political parties across the country are in full swing. In the pre-election hubbub, the prevailing scenario appears ever-changing, thus bringing in new shades to an already vibrant political landscape in the country in terms of seat-sharing, coalitions or fielding big names in different states. Republic TV and CVoter are back with the National Approval Ratings to give a complete national picture as to who will win if polls are held today.
Chief minister Chandrashekar Rao's regional party TRS after Assembly elections continues to hold its ground in the state and is predicted to massively win over both the national parties by leaving no seat for either UPA or NDA.
As per the CVoter projections, KCR's TRS is predicted to sweep Telangana by getting 16 out of 17 seat share and a vote share of 42.4%, mirroring the predictions of December. Interestingly, both NDA and UPA are projected to secure no seats, while Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM is predicted to gain 1 seat out of the 17.
In Telangana, as far as the vote share is concerned, TRS is soaring high up with 42.4%, followed by UPA at 29%, NDA at 12.7% and AIMIM lagging with 7.7%.
There has been no significant difference in the predictions of December and January, as TRS continues to politically dominate the state.
Encompassing the current political situation in India, the significant strands to watch out for are various efforts to form 'united fronts' which appears to be a contest between those who were present at TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally in Kolkata, and those, like Telangana CM KCR, who weren't, as well as another Nehru-Gandhi scion, Priyanka Gandhi, commencing her (active) political career after the Congress party was snubbed by Akhilesh Yadav's SP's and Mayawati's BSP's alliance in Uttar Pradesh despite the party's victory in three Hindi heartlands in the Assembly elections- Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Meanwhile, the BJP and Shiv Sena may have witnessed a thaw in their relationship with the Maharashtra government sanctioning Rs 100 crore for a Balasaheb Thackeray memorial. At the same time, pro-Mandir organisations RSS and VHP still pushing the BJP to bring in an Ordinance on the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya despite the Supreme Court also currently hearing the case.
The beginning of 2019 also saw parliament giving a green signal to provide 10 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category. It also remains to be seen what the Modi government's last budget holds for the people of India.
The results of 2019 Lok Sabha elections may or may not reflect the results or scenarios of the state assembly elections, nevertheless, to establish where we stand at present, Republic TV and CVoter has presented the National Approval Ratings.