The proposed TRS - Congress merger is likely to benefit Telugu Desam party in Telangana in the coming Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections 2014.
The TDP has good base among the backward classes in the region. The abolition of patel and patwari system by NTR has created strong vote bank for TDP in the region.
Though the Telangana issue and TDP's ambiguity on the bifurcation has some negative impact on the party, still TDP enjoys traditional vote base in Telangana.
The Congress - TRS merger may further consolidate the voting pattern in Telangana which can uplift the chances TDP in the region. The dissidents in both Congress and TRS may tilt towards TDP and also BJP.