It is said that if you are want to be a king of Indian politics, you should be won UP. Here, today media focused on UP’s local elections. We are sharing some interesting facts about India’s biggest political drama.
Facts Of UP Elections May 2017
- The Election of UP on may 2017 witnessed some special clauses by the Election Commission,voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines were used along with EVM in 20 assembly constituencies that include 14 districts like Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Bareilly Constituency and so on. The commission was strict on the use of hazardous materials for publicity and also discouraged the use of loudspeakers. The exit polls in the state were banned by the commission and the maximum limit on expenses that were put for each candidate was 28 lakh.
- One of the biggest Elections in India with Big names in the contest Major political parties contesting are Samajwadi Party (SC), Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Communist party of India. We all know that SP had won a majority in the previous Election under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav with BSP being the second largest party in UP with Mayawati leading from the front.
- Sonia Gandhi and Mulayam Singh were not found in the campaign Maybe this is for the first time in the assembly history of UP, the former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, a mentor of Samajwadi party did not campaign and so goes true with the president Sonia Gandhi who didn’t get to see due to bad health.
- Rajdeep Sardesai predicted a success of Bharatiya Janata Party A renowned journalist in his column published in HT says, “ I’m putting my neck on the line once again and forecasting a probable BJP win in UP. In a seemingly ‘waveless’ election wherever 403 constituencies are witnessing fierce competition almost all over, this could be a giant call to create. But there’s a reason to believe that the lotus is poised to bloom within the country’s most politically prized state.”
- Exit Poll Forecast in favour of BJP:- The exit poll results are out and we all are waiting for the assembly results on March 11. It seems that BJP has won the half race with exit poll forecast being in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party.
- Congress is a “kamzor kadi” (weak link) in the alliance with SP. Akhilesh may have given the Congress 40-50 seats too many, a move that may cost him in a close run race like it did the DMK in Tamil Nadu last year. Rahul Gandhi is seen as earnest and well-meaning but has been unable to strike a chord as a home-grown leader of the Hindi heartland.
- Mayawati is struggling to make an impact. Her Jatav vote is intact, but she is unable to attract the “plus” vote that was crucial to her success in the past, especially in 2007. Even the Muslim vote has gone to her only in limited areas where the BSP candidate was very strong.
- Tryst with politics:- Yogi’s tryst with politics began in 1996 when he was named in-charge of managing the election campaign for Mahant Avaidyanath. In 1998, when Avaidyanath retired from active politics, he declared Yogi as his heir apparent, and also the nominee for the next Lok Sabha polls.