What’s In 2022 Elections: Why Is It Important For BJP?

The 2022 Vidhan Sabha elections in five states could be the most important elections for BJP after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The most talked-about elections to date. When Narendra Modi came back as The Prime Minister for the second time with the majority. 

The Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur are going to be held at the time when the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus tally reached 3,623. Besides this, it would be the first electoral test for the right-wing party, Bharatiya Janata Party after the repeal of farm laws. The result will clarify, whether BJP was able to neutralize the bitterness amongst the farmers, after the withdrawal of three contentious farm laws. The poll will also answer a few questions mentioned below. 

Impact of Farmers’ protest on BJP in 2022 Elections 

When PM Narendra Modi visited Ferozepur for the electoral rally, the impact of the farmers’ protest was witnessed. As, he failed to attend the event, which was later claimed as a security lapse. The Punjab Elections is also particularly important as Shiromani Akali Dal, parted ways with BJP in 2021 after farmers’ protest. In addition to this, Aam Aadmi Party, this time is giving neck-to-neck competition to BJP and Congress. 

COVID management and inflation 

The pandemic coronavirus hit the world in all ways. It has not only affected the lifestyle but also taken the lives of many. During the second wave of coronavirus, heartbreaking photos and videos went viral. It clearly shows the mismanagement of the respective government. Even, UP and Uttarakhand were in the headlines for the destructive situations. Uttarakhand imposed negligible restrictions during the Maha Kumbh 2021, even after health experts’ warning. Social media was flooded with miserable photos of the dead floating in the river Ganga and buried at the various Ghats.  

 Not only this, inflation, this time, is the prime focus as Petrol and Diesel prices hit the sky. The result will decide, whether the Modi government succeeded to resonate with people’s anger, after a cut in prices.

2022 Election is more of BJP-Congress  

The main rivalries in UP polls are BJP and SP. However, after unsuccessful alliances of SP with Congress and BSP, Samajwadi Party has joined hands with small parties. The upcoming elections in UP are important for BJP, as Yogi Aditya Nath is the CM. It’s very crucial for BJP as the rival parties are targeting CM Yogi over issues like farmers’ protests, price rise, crime against women, and the spike in COVID cases. 

While in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party may lead, as both the parties, Congress and BJP are facing internal problems. The prime focus would be a yearlong farmers’ protest which ended after the repeal of the three contentious farm laws.  

Uttarakhand as a state is incredibly beautiful. Ever since it separated from UP, voters were left with BJP and Congress. There is AAP this time in a row. The issues may be COVID management, inflation, infrastructure, employment, and armed forces.  

2022 Vidhan Sabha Elections 

For the uninformed, elections in five states will commence from February 2022 to March 2022. The elections are going to be held in seven phases and the result will be decided on March 10. The election commission directed no political rallies and events would be hosted till January 15, in the lieu of surging COVID cases. However, after taking permission from the district administration, political parties may conduct events and roadshows.

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