Assembly Polls Ahead of 2024 LS Elections to Keep Political Pot Boiling This Year
The year 2021 is gearing up to be quite eventful ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Political parties across the country are preparing themselves for the upcoming assembly polls in five states – Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, and Puducherry. The results of these polls can potentially impact the national elections and the incumbent central government.
The assembly polls are crucial for multiple reasons. For one, it is an opportunity for political parties to expand their footprint in these states. Moreover, it provides parties with a chance to test their popularity and the effectiveness of their campaigning strategy. It also enables parties to form alliances and explore potential collaborations.
In West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are expected to have a fierce battle for the top spot. Both parties have been campaigning extensively, with the BJP looking to make inroads into the state where it is a marginal player. The outcome of this election could play a crucial role in shaping the country’s political landscape.
Tamil Nadu is also set to witness an interesting battle as the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) faces off against the opposition alliance led by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). The DMK, led by M.K. Stalin, has been out of power for the past decade and is looking to return to power. The results of this election could also impact the political equations at the national level.
Assam, on the other hand, is witnessing a three-way battle between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress, and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). While the BJP is looking to retain power in the state, the Congress and the AIUDF are looking to unseat it.
In Kerala, the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) have been taking turns in power over the past few years. The LDF is looking to buck the trend and retain power, while the UDF is hoping to capitalize on anti-incumbency sentiments.
Meanwhile, in Puducherry, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are fighting it out for the top spot. The BJP is hoping to make gains in the Union Territory, where it has traditionally been a marginal player.
Overall, the outcome of the assembly polls in these five states could impact the national political scene in multiple ways. It could potentially lead to the formation of new alliances and collaborations. It could also impact the central government’s functioning and decision-making process. With the stakes so high, all eyes are on the assembly polls and the results that follow.