Besides Etala Rajendra who stirred up a political tornado in Telangana politics with his resignation, the Independent candidates have been giving tough times for the ruling TRS party. While early 20 independents in the fray have their own strengths in the respective villages, the political analysts speculated the Dubbaka-votes splitting scenario again.
To recollect, there were nearly 30 independents in Dubbak of whom several secured votes in the range of 500 to 2,000. Finding parallels with Dubbaka polls, the fight this time also is between the ruling TRS and BJP which has been trying all odds to strengthen its roots in Telangana. Further, Congress gaining the confidence of votes is giving tough job for TRS.
Above all, ground reports that the independent candidates would split the vote bank of TRS has turned a new challenge for the ruling party.