Politics in the South of the Vindhyas – Roundtable Discussion on Telangana Assembly Elections, 2023
The Institute for Governance, Policies & Politics, New Delhi organized the second installment of their insightful roundtable discussion series, “Politics in the South of the Vindhyas” on the Telangana Assembly Elections, 2023 on November 3, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the India International Centre, New Delhi. This series is dedicated to exploring the critical political issues in Indian states located in the southern region, known as the ‘South of Vindhyas.’ These discussions are vital as they provide essential insights into the evolving political dynamics in the south of vindhyas, which will play a significant role in shaping national politics in the lead-up to the General elections in 2024.
Among the discussants were:-
Prof. Sanjay Kumar, CSDS, New Delhi
Dr. Ajay Gudhavarthy, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Mr. Parsa Ventakeshwara Rao Jr., Freelance Journalist
Dr. Sajjan Kumar, Fellow, Prime Minister’s Museum and Library, New Delhi
Mr. Pradeep Gupta, Chairman & MD, Axis My India
Mr. Yashwant Deshmukh, Director, C-Voter
Mr. Ravi Reddy, Resident Editor (Telangana), The Hindu
Dr. Manish Tiwari, Director, IGPP (Moderator)
India’s top political analysts, journalists from the top newspapers and academics institutions came to a conclusion that the BRS is going to win the Telangana Assembly Elections, 2023. They all agreed that the Congress party is gaining some momentum but it is very difficult to say that it can surpass the 18% vote share gap of the last elections because of it’s own problems and the popularity of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. The welfare schemes and the governance of the BRS government in last two terms is appreciated by people although there are some gaps that cannot be denied. But the opposition, mainly the Congress party, has not been able to capitalize on these gaps and anti-incumbency.
The unique gathering of experts provided valuable insights into the upcoming Telangana Assembly Elections in 2023 and their significance in the broader political landscape. The event saw foreign delegates, consulate representatives, political analysts, research scholars, journalists and others in attendance.