In Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party along with the Eknath Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena returned to power, but in Bihar it suffered a major setback. It is clear that Maharashtra’s happiness turned into mourning in Bihar. This is not an accident in politics and many times this type of incident gives a lesson to be careful. This can also be a lesson for BJP and can be good for it in future.
If you look at the political developments in the country, ahead of the 2024 general elections, there are many challenges facing the BJP. Only by overcoming these challenges will the saffron party be able to repeat the victories of 2014 and 2019 in 2024.
There will be a big test in the Mumbai municipal elections
First, he will have to prove himself in the Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections as well as in Pune, Thane and other big municipal corporations in Maharashtra. These elections will only be held in the coming months. This election will also be a big challenge for other parties in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena and Congress. The results of this election will show what it is like for Maharashtra voters to break away from Shiv Sena to form Shinde faction and then form government with BJP. This election is important for other parties too but for BJP it is the biggest challenge. The reason is that it can have far-reaching consequences on the politics of the country. Not only in the country, if the BJP succeeds in establishing power over Asia’s largest municipal corporation, Mumbai, then Shiv Sena will be dealt such a blow that it will not only be difficult but may be impossible to recover again.
Gujarat-Himachal must win
Along with the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai, elections will be held in the two states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in 2022. In these states, the BJP will compete with the Congress and Arvind Kejriwal’s fast-rising Aam Aadmi Party. Both Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have nothing to lose in these two states. Even if they don’t win, it won’t make a huge difference to these games. The reason for this is that people do not even have much hope of the weakening of the Congress in every state. Spirits are high after the Aam Aadmi Party swept to power in Punjab. He is ready to enter the election season in these two states with full force. However, even if he loses, he will not suffer any great loss.
matter of respect for BJP
For the BJP, getting majority in these two states is a matter of its nose. The reason for this is that it has governments in both the states of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. In this sense, the challenge before him is greater than other parties. Although looking at the current situation, it does not seem that BJP cannot establish power in these states, but it is also true that overconfidence can prove suicidal for BJP or any party. Seasoned BJP leaders can understand this.
Elections in nine states in 2023
These 2022 elections will be the trailer for the elections in nine states of the country to be held in 2023. The results of these elections may prove useful in deciding the future direction and status of any party. Assembly elections will be held in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram in 2023.
big challenge in rajasthan
There is a Congress government in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. It is a tough task for the BJP to beat the Congress in these two states. The reason for this is that the Congress’s position looks strong in these two states, while the BJP does not see any strong face in the form of the Chief Minister. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, popularly known as a magician in Rajasthan, is adept at delivering shocking results, while Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also has a good image in front of the public.
strong leadership is needed
Lack of leadership is clearly visible in BJP in Rajasthan. Questions have been raised about former chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s activism. The factionalism against them is also happening openly. In this situation, the party will need to find a new and strong direction here. At the same time, BJP’s Raman Singh’s activism in Chhattisgarh has also reduced considerably. So here too the BJP will have to find a strong and new leadership. How successful the BJP is in this, only the election results will be able to tell.
Strong situation in Madhya Pradesh
Talking about Madhya Pradesh, due to the induction of Jyotiraditya Scindia into the BJP and the activism of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the position of the BJP currently looks strong. But overconfidence is always dangerous. BJP must understand this and prepare for the elections. Here he will have a direct competition with Congress.
Contest with Congress in Karnataka
There is a BJP government in Karnataka and Basavaraj Bommai is the Chief Minister here. Here the Bharatiya Janata Party will compete with the Congress and the Secular Janata Dal. Congress had to lose power here in Operation Lotus. The way jihadis are raising their heads in this state and the controversy has arisen in the jihad episode, it has hurt the BJP. Especially in Kerala, PFI and Muslim jihadis have started taking action, it is BJP’s responsibility to save Karnataka from them. For this you need to win the elections of 2023. But this victory may be difficult over time. That is why the BJP should speed up the preparations for the elections in this state from now on.
what will happen in telangana
Telangana is currently ruled by TRS. There is a possibility of a triangular contest between TRS, BJP and Congress. Here K Chandrashekhar Rao of TRS is the Chief Minister. BJP has nothing to lose in this state. If the match works better in this state, it will be an advantage to his account.
Elections must also be held in these states
Apart from these states, assembly elections are also to be held in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram. There is either a BJP or a coalition government in all these states. In this situation, winning in these states is necessary for BJP’s respect. However, considering the current political situation, the BJP looks strong in these states.