8 Nov 2022

Himachal Assembly Elections 2022: Tradition Of Voting Out Party In Power Haunts BJP

Congress and BJP are the main contenders in Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. This time a change of power is expected according to the state’s tradition. Chances of change of power are emerging in this struggle. Such concerns are scaring the BJP.

BJP is currently in power here, but it is haunted by a tradition and that is change of power in every election. Himachal Pradesh has a long political history of voting out the incumbent government in the state. 

Every Assembly election in HP has been a tough contest between the BJP and the Congress, with each party alternatively coming to power since 1985. Due to which the Congress is confident. It is looking forward to returning to power.

But BJP is making every effort to change this history. Himachal is the home state of BJP National President JP Nadda. Due to which it is considered very important for BJP.

Will Jai Ram be able to save the chair?

In the last Assembly elections in 2017, the BJP bagged 44 of the 68 seats while Congress won 21 seats. While BJP won a two-thirds majority, its Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal lost in the Sujanpur assembly segment. Finally, the BJP made Jairam Thakur the CM who won from the Seraj constituency.

While the Congress is riding on the anti-incumbency wave, the BJP government in the state led by Thakur is eyeing a consecutive second term.

BJP has promised to implement Uniform Civil Code

The BJP in its manifesto for the Assembly elections has promised to implement the Uniform Civil Code in the hilly state. While releasing BJP's 'Sankalp Patra 2022' in Shimla, party national president JP Nadda said that a committee of experts will be formed for implementing the Uniform Civil Code and that it will be brought in the state on the basis of their report. Nadda also promised the creation of eight lakh jobs in a phased manner and five new medical colleges.

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