BJP banks in magic Modi to counter the charisma of Kejriwal News – India
The results, despite a generally limited role of “national” issues in state polls, will be seen as a verdict on recent incidents that have seen BJP and its opponents crash over accusations of “majorityism” and “intolerance” violence on campuses and laws such as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Electioneering promises to be heated and agitated as cm. Arvind Kejriwal seeks to retain strong SPG after finishing behind Congress in Lok Sabha’s polls. For the BJP, the challenge is to regain ground that it held only once and reverse a trend of setbacks in state polls where regional and local factors seem to prevail over national issues.
With the February 8 polls, the results will be declared on February 11. Giving the name of the calendar on Monday, CEC Sunil Arora, along with EC Ashok Lavasa, said more than 1.47 crore voters are eligible to vote in 70 seats of the assembly. The ballot boxes will be notified on January 14, nominations may be filed until January 21 and withdrawn by January 24.
The current Delhi assembly expires on 22 February. The last assembly elections in 2015 led to a big win for SPGs, which won 67 seats, leaving only three for BJP. Congress, which was in power for 15 years before that, went blank.
With polls announced amid the ongoing anti-CAA protests in some parts of Delhi and Sunday night violence in jNU, the CEC, answering a question about law and order, said: “I’m not going to say that we (the commission) are very sanguinari but we are hopeful that they (the police) will be able to control the situation (and do it) conducive to surveys.” It added that, in an extraordinary situation, the EC had the power to defer the surveys.
Having failed to expand beyond Delhi and continue to lose its profits in Punjab in the May 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a loss for SPG will be a severe setback. But from now on, he enjoys leading status as Kejirwal participates in an important public reach about populist initiatives and claims of significant improvement in areas such as education.
On the other hand, scandals and resignations have hurt his government that he has lost the campaign aura he had in 2014 when he was born of the Anna Hazare movement.
AAP hopes the differences between state and national polls will work in its favor and Kejriwal has also changed his previous tactic of attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and clashing with the Center on a number of issues. BJP hopes That AAP will not benefit from the extraordinary surge that propelled it to 67 seats and is reaching unauthorized colonies and slums with its regularization plans and a faster development promise.
Congress is the third player in the game and was caught pushing SPG to third place in Lok Sabha’s polls. However, there is concern about her organizational health position Sheila Dikshit, who had been a popular senior minister for three consecutive terms. In addition, while in Lok Sabha’s polls, he was seen as a contender at the Center by anti-BJP voters, the case could be different in state elections where AAP is seeking to consolidate minority votes – a section by which both matches compete fiercely.
A favourable outcome will help BJP reverse the trend of setbacks in state polls. He will deposit himself in the vote getting the capacity of his pet, Modi, and hopes that efforts to get heavyweights from the city to pull along sees the party put a more united front that has been the case for several years. Replicating the 55% vote turnout in Lok Sabha’s election is a difficult task, and Congress’ performance can influence the results.
Kejriwal said his party was ready for “battle” and exuded confidence that he would be re-elected even when interior minister Amit Shah took over the AAP, claiming that he had failed to meet on several fronts. The chief minister said the elections would be a referendum on the work of the IAP government.
“Vote for us if you think we’ve done the job. If we haven’t, don’t vote for us,” he said.
The model code of conduct has started and will apply to candidates, political parties and the Delhi government, in addition to the Government of the Union to the extent that announcements and political decisions regarding the Delhi NCT. It will not affect the 2020-21 EU budget on 1 February.
The EC, in a resolution on 23 January 2017, in view of the surveys in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur, ordered that “for the sake of fair and free elections and in order to maintain a level playing field during the elections, no state plans will be announced it is a national budget, which can have the effect of influencing voters in the five electoral states in favour of the ruling party.”
For the first time in Delhi and second after the Jharkhand ballot boxes, seniors over 80 and voters with physical problems can vote from home using the postal facility. While the Jharkhand pilot project covered only seven constituencies, the EC will now extend it to the 70 Delhi meeting constituencies.
AAP is projecting Kejriwal, which eclipses everything and everyone in the match. Outside of office since 1998, when he lost to Congress, BJP’s Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari said people have “seen” The Lies of SpPG over the past five years and have decided to give opportunity to the saffron fold.