Political parties have begun their warm up exercises for the next Lok Sabha elections even as they await the results of the polls to five regional assemblies. The opposition is expected to make it difficult for the Narendra Modi government to push through its legislative agenda during the winter session beginning Tuesday.
The Election Commission, manned by retired bureaucrats, has often exercised unchallenged authority for long durations in the garb of holding polls in multiple phases spread over several weeks. The polling for the current round began on November 12 and would end on December 7, with results on December 11.
After more than a quarter-century, fresh efforts are on to raise the pitch for building the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. The issue has assumed significance as the nation goes to polls to elect the 17th Lok Sabha from April next year.
Though the BJP has formed government in 2007, its fortunes have run into tough times too often as the Central leadership often looked askance at former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa’s bid to assert his independent and autonomous position.
Deepawali, the Indian festival of light, symbolises the victory of good over evil and is a major event in life of millions of people. The political class, which is pitched in a tight battle to elect five regional assemblies, is finding it an extremely tense moment.
The midnight purge at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is over, but the action is not. All eyes now shift to the Supreme Court which will on Friday hear ousted CBI Director Alok Verma’s petition against the government decision to send him on leave.
The Vijayadashmi Day (Dussehra) address of RSS sarsanghchalak (head) is a most watched event for followers and those who track the Hindu organization that wields tremendous influence on the current dispensation in New Delhi.
Politicians across parties are beginning to gear up for the battle for elections to five state assembly elections scheduled later this year. Along with elections to five state Assemblies, by-elections to three Karnataka Lok Sabha are scheduled on November 3.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh Assembly elections will be completed before December 15. As per the schedule, counting of votes will be conducted on December 11.