Assembly Elections 2022 Results: 5 states to Vote in 7 Phases from Feb 10 to March 7; Results on March 10. Assembly Elections 2022 Results come soon… so stay with us.
Assembly Election 2022: The political atmosphere of the poll-bound states is charged up as the election commission of India announced the dates for the elections to the legislative assembly of five states– Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur. The upcoming elections are scheduled to be held from 10th of February to 7th March 2022 in seven phases. The counting of votes will be held on March 10.
Assembly Election 2022
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022
Uttar Pradesh the most influential state vis-a-vis the national politics has 403 seats in the Legislative Assembly where 202 seats are needed for majority government formation. The state will go to the poll in 7 phases from February 10 to March 7. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA is ” Incumbent and will wrestle with the opposition ” of SP, BSP, and congress to defend its government. On the other hand, the opposition parties Divided on the ideological lines will try to bank on anti-incumbency and win the people’s mandate.
Punjab Assembly Election 2022
In Punjab where the congress in power changed its CM a few months ago to minimize the anti-incumbency is marred by faction-led charms. With the entry of new players in Punjab like the Aam Aadmi Party and various Farmers Union in the electoral fray and the split of the SAD-BJP alliance, the fight looks multi-pronged and multi-directional. In Punjab Assembly, there are a total of 117 seats, and 59 are needed for the majority. The election was earlier scheduled for 14th Feb. but later got shifted to 20th of February 2022.
Uttarakhand Assembly Election 2022
Talking about Uttarakhand, a 70 member legislative assembly where 36 seats are needed for the majority will witness a more or less two-way fight between the incumbent BJP and the opposition the Congress (INC). The state will go to the poll on 14th February. The AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s announcement of contesting the UK polls will also see some vote split and multiplication of choices for the electorate.
Goa Assembly Election 2022
The 40 members legislative assembly of Goa will go to the polls on 14th February 2022 and 21 seats will be a prerequisite for the formation of the government. The entry of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had made the Goa election an interesting phenomenon to watch out for. The TMC is trying to set its Pan India agenda of anti- BJP front and Mamta Banerjee is eyeing major national roles. Given the cosmopolitan electorate of the state, this election is a treat for political pundits.
Manipur Assembly Election 2022
At last but not least, let’s talk about a North-Eastern state with 60 members strength of Legislative assembly and 31 seats needed for a majority. Manipur election is scheduled for 27th February 2022. Currently, N Biren Singh of BJP is the incumbent CM. The BJP, Congress & the Naga people’s Front are the major political forces in the Electoral fray.
Conclusively, we can say that these assembly elections will pave the way for upcoming political storms and the 2024 general election. Given the size of Uttar Pradesh and its influence in the Hindi heartland Winning UP becomes a prerequisite for more political heft. The BJP is in power in 4 out of 5 poll-bound states and it has much capital on line and on the contrary, a beleaguered Congress is trying to find some foothold in their big states. The new entrants can also upset the apple cart and sully the ambition and aspirations of both the national parties. For now, let’s wait and watch which way the winds blow.