Assembly Polls: At UP BJP Faces Tough Competition From SP, Punjab Is Facing Leadership Crisis

Assembly Polls: At UP BJP Faces Tough Competition From SP, Punjab Is Facing Leadership Crisis

New Delhi: The Election Commission will announce dates for Assembly polls in the five poll bound states today. Dates will be announced a day after the Commission was briefed by the government on the Covid situation, and particularly the threat posed by the fast-spreading Omicron strain. Amid the elections the war to win over the state has begun between the parties.

At Uttar Pradesh the situation for Bhartiya Janta Party is quite critical, as the party is facing competition from Samajwadi Party. The UP polls are also an indicator of how the BJP might perform in the 2024 general election; the state sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha - the most of any.

Congress is facing leadership crisis at Punjab. Congress is battling to retain power. These crisis are triggered by the verbal war between Punjab Congress Leader Navjot Sidhu and ex-Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who quit his post and the party last year to set up the Punjab Lok Congress and ally with the BJP.

In Goa the BJP is facing anti-incumbency and challenges from the AAP and the Trinamool Congress, in addition to the Congress. The Congress and the AAP will challenge the BJP in Uttarakhand too, where the ruling party last year was forced to change chief ministers twice in less than six months.

In Manipur (as in Goa), the Congress won 28 seats in the 60-member Assembly, but the BJP formed the government after support from three regional parties.


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