Crucial 2019 General Assembly Elections
2019 General elections are forthcoming and the circumstances in the country seem to be very vague as all the political parties witnessing their downfall and revival at the same time. As far as the recent assembly by-polls in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and in other various states of northeast concerned, a paradigm shift has been seen in Tripura where BJP ended 25 years' of CPIM rule in the state whereas BJP lost its seats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur which were Yogi Adityanath's bastion for 5 consecutive years and Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya's constituency since 2014 respectively. However, the year 2019 may mark a paradigm shift in the nature and style of Indian politics.
Why 2019 general assembly elections play a vital role in India? Where these national as well as regional political parties heading towards? Why does CPIM's collapse in the state of Tripura a big deal for the BJP? How is Congress getting affected by these elections?
When BJP came to power in 2014, it came up with so many promises which they failed to fulfill in their tenure due to which regional parties like TDP and Shiv Sena snapped the knots of the alliance. Impact of demonetization and GST, two major issues that created anguish among common people as they had to bear the cost of inconvenience for months. When it comes to job creation also, recently the Minister of labors has told in the parliament that they haven't set any target for the same but in their election manifesto, BJP has promised to create of 10 million jobs. Though awareness programmes like Clean India Mission, Save Girl child etc gained people's attention and had a positive impact, while analyzing the overall performances of the Modi government, it lacks behind in addressing the real-time issues like job creating, addressing farmer issues, women and child safety.
In states like Andra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the scenario isn't favorable for the party as it seems to lose its grip as many regional parties aren't satisfied with the government policies and the governance. This can adversely affect the election results. The voters are left with no choice in such circumstances hence they're forced to vote for any political parties in hope that things will turn around for the better.
The big question arises here is that, will India run short of proper leadership in 2019? Will the upcoming years witness a drastic change in the style and nature of the politics as regional parties coming to the front with people's support than other national parties? Although the future is uncertain, the emergence of various regional parties to the national level can bring immense changes in the general approach of the politics as it opens up the hopes of socio-political restructuring.
By: Thamanna Abdul Latheef C