LAHORE - Against the backdrop of PML-Ns defeat in PP-34 Sargodha by-poll, the 'uneasy leadership of both the largest political parties, the PML-N and the PPP, have put their heads together to think it over before jumping into the contest for the upcoming by-election in five constituencies in August, 2010. NA-100 Gujranwala, NA-68 Sargodha, NA-155 Lodhran will go to the polls on August 5 while polling at PP-13 Rawa-lpindi and NA-184 Bahawalpur will be held on August 25. The situation has become fairly tense for both the parties for which the leadership is compelled to play their own political roles. Federal and provincial ministers are being assigned special duties while it is being prophesied that the President, the Prime Minister, the PML-N Quaid, and the Chief Minister Punjab will also make appearances in the battle for four national and one provincial assembly seats. It may be mentioned that PML-N candidates were deseated from NA-100, NA-68 and PP-13 while NA-155 and NA-184 were vacated by PPP MNAs. Both the PML-N and the PPP have set up special cells for running their election campaigns. However, the question of winning these constituencies again will not less than standing a test of time for both the parties. The present situation of the country, wherein inflation, unemployment, poverty and justice are more pronounced, will play a decisive role in the results of the by-election. The bigwigs of both the parties, which are finding it difficult to get support of the masses, are inventing new defensive ways to have the peoples confidence. On the other hand, the PML-Q, Jamaat-e-Islami, PTI and independent candidates utilising the excuse of unemployment and energy crisis are targeting the coalition partners by initiating propaganda. Considering the present deteriorating situation and by-poll process, it is predicted that the coming days will further intense the confrontation between both the leading political parties. However, it is expected that the Federal and the Punjab governments are about to announce special packages on the occasion of by-poll on 3 national assembly seats scheduled for August 5.