By Dr. Gyan Pathak
The previous six months didn’t go properly for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh politics. On January 22, the State BJP president has set the goal to win all 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2024 normal election, however now solely after six months, the State Unit of the celebration has recognized as many as 18 Lok Sabha seats within the “Pink zone” for the celebration, out of these 4 are presently BJP seats. Nonetheless, the rising political situations within the state are nonetheless unclear concerning the comparative prospects of the opposition Samajwadi Social gathering, BSP, and the Congress with no unity seen up to now.
18 Lok Sabha seats within the “Pink Zone” as per the evaluation of the State BJP unit is important, for the reason that celebration had gained solely 62 Lok Sabha seats within the 2019 Lok Sabha election, out of 80, precisely corresponding the 18 seats that they had misplaced. Nonetheless, within the new evaluation, one must take word that 2 seats have been gained by BJP’s alliance companion Apna Dal. If we simply exclude these two seats of their alliance companion, in BJP’s personal evaluation their prospects are diminished to solely 60 seats. Furthermore, the two seats of their alliance companion have additionally been threatened, indicating a really powerful political batter forward for the BJP in 2024 Lok Sabha election.
It was solely on Might 29, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has requested the BJP staff to focus on successful 75 seats within the state. BJP’s Chanakya Amit Shah has reportedly firmly requested the state BJP to enhance its efficiency from 62 seats in 2019, to at the very least 70 seats in 2024. All these are indicative of the shaking confidence of successful extra seats, and even retaining the current ones, among the many BJP leaders within the final six months, after they had set the goal of successful all 80 seats from the state. Extra important is that even the very excessive pitch of propaganda of the BJP couldn’t reach stopping the shaking confidence among the many rank and file of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, in fact, not with out causes.
To begin with, the political clout of the BJP among the many voters in Uttar Pradesh has been on the decline since 2014, when it had astonished the nation by successful 71 seats. Nonetheless, it may win solely 62 seats in 2019. The decline of the political clout of the BJP has additionally been evident within the Vidhan Sabha elections of the state. BJP had gained 309 seats in 2017, however have been diminished to 255 seats in 2022.
Alternatively, political fortune of the opposition events bought higher after they gained 16 seats in 2019 as towards 7 within the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Samajwadi Social gathering couldn’t enhance its tall from 5 seats the celebration had gained in 2014. It may win solely 5 seats in 2019 too. Nonetheless, BSP had improved its tally from 0 to 10, and the Congress declined from 2 to 1 seat.
Furthermore, political fortune of the opposition bought even higher in Vidhan Sabha election 2022. SP had gained 47 seats within the 2017 Vidhan Sabha election whereas BSP had gained 17, and the Congress 7. In 2022, SP’s efficiency was spectacular when it gained 111 seats, whereas BSP diminished to 1 and Congress 2 seats.
If the sample continues one yr after in 2024 normal elections, BJP may win solely about 51 seats whereas SP may be capable of win at the very least 20 seats. This prospect has shaken the boldness of the BJP management. BJP’s woes don’t finish right here. Even within the current city native our bodies’ elections held in Might 2023, BJP’s efficiency was not so properly because it was made by the BJP propaganda machine. They raised their pitch on their successful all 17 mayoral seats within the state’s municipal firms, whereas concealing the truth that they may win solely 89 Nagar Palika Parishads out of 199, and solely 191 Nagar Panchayats out of 544.
It’s well-known truth, that BJP has historically higher hand in municipal company areas, and therefore successful all 17 mayoral put up isn’t going to enhance its place additional. Slightly, it has causes to be involved, for the reason that celebration needed to face the rising affect of the opposition in BJP’s political forte. SP may win 35 Nagarpalika Parishad seats and 79 Nagar Panchayat seats as towards 89 and 191 of BJP respectively. Not solely that, BSP gained 16 Nagar Palika seats whereas Congress may win solely 4. As for Nagar Panchayat, BSP gained 37 and Congress 4 seats. Massive variety of independents have additionally gained in Nagarpalikas (41 seats) and Nagar panchayats (195 seats) exhibiting general disenchantment of voters towards the BJP rule.
If the voting sample continues, BJP is heading for a considerable extra loss in the course of the Lok Sabha election 2024, and wouldn’t be capable of win even 51 seats which were projected on the idea of 2022 Vidhan Sabha election within the state. City native our bodies’ election outcomes point out a discount of one other 8 seats, lowering BJP’s prospect of successful in solely 43 seats.
It’s not stunning that BJP has launched huge month-long public outreach programme from Might 30, 2023, simply inside three weeks after the city our bodies’ election outcomes. In reality, about one-fourth of the BJP MPs failed in securing win of the celebration candidates in Nagarpalikas and Nagar Panchayats, which has been taken severely by the Central BJP management.
As of now, BJP has an higher hand over the opposition, however a lot beneath the extent of 2014 or 2019. Alternatively, Opposition’s political prospects have brightened a little bit, however they want very onerous work to capitalize over the rising scenario on the bottom, other than posing a untied battle to Modi led BJP. (IPA Service)
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