In the last year, there was a big political upheaval from national level to local level. BJP’s victorious 2014 Lok Sabha election. BJP candidates got elected in the presidential and vice-presidential elections. Uttarakhand, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, with the highest number of states in the country, in terms of population and number of MPs, the BJP has revolutionized the state. In Goa and Gujarat, they retain power.
However, it is now believed that the Congress will able to hinder BJP by staging a tough fight against BJP in the last assembly elections of Gujarat held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. This was also the key feature of the political affairs in the year. Let us have a look at key features of the year-round political developments.
1)Gujarat Assembly elections
In most of the years, if the maximum talk of any election is held then it will be the Gujarat assembly election. Since the reign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP president Amit Shah, and for 22 years since the BJP’s rule, the attention of the political circles and the media was spreading across the country.
Since the BJP was in a very strong position, this election seemed to be one-sided. But due to the political outburst of the changed social conditions of the state, the battle of Gujarat was difficult for the BJP. In the same way Rahul Gandhi’s aggressive propaganda and the youths of Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakur got the colourful position of the Gujarat election due to the BJP and Modi’s rivalry.
2) BJP’s record break success in Uttar Pradesh
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP, which established the record of winning in Uttar Pradesh, repeated the success in the state assembly elections this year. This election, on the backdrop of demonetization, it was a test for Modi’s decision.
3) Drama in Bihar
Bihar is one of the major states in the country’s politics. In the post-independence period, Bihar was the center of many political earthquakes. This year, a similar earthquake struck Bihar. The BJP had lost a lot of drubbing in Bihar Assembly elections in 2015. But in the middle of this year, the BJP came back dramatically in Bihar.
4) BJP’s Candidates in the presidential and vice-presidential election
The election of the President for the BJP, which was in power with the full majority. And formed the government in most of the states of the country. While coming to the discussion, many names came ahead for the President. After the announcement of the name of Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind, the BJP pushed the opponents.
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