TNA; the toast of opposition parties

The TNA has been successful in emerging as the prime political force in the north at every election in the past, despite a drastic erosion of its vote bank being evident at the last local government elections held in 2018. 
Yet, it is not clear whether people have been happy with their traditional demands and have been voting the party especially due to them. However, there are political parties and groups in the South that are jubilant when they make these demands, as those parties and groups feel they could make political mileage with them, by stirring communal feelings among the majority community.  

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