Published: Sep 25, 2023 11:07:50 pm
assembly elections 2023
Dissatisfaction and infighting can last till the last moments, the biggest challenge is those small parties which are not claimants to power, yet the responsibility of majority can depend on them.
Small parties can become a problem for big parties
The author is a senior journalist
…………………………….. Before the Lok Sabha elections, assembly elections are to be held in five states this year, but eyes are on Rajasthan. , will remain on Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh only because there is a direct contest for power between BJP and Congress. Also because Congress had snatched the power of these three states from BJP in the last elections. In the last three decades, it has become a tradition in Rajasthan for BJP and Congress to come to power by altercation. Janata Party and Janata Dal, once the third force, are now a thing of history. Still, there are some small parties, which increase the heartbeats of the main contenders for power. Last time, with 73 seats in the 200-member assembly, BJP was left far behind in the race for power, but even Congress could not touch the majority figure (101). Ashok Gehlot’s magic can also be said that Congress is completing five years of power due to the jugaad between six BSP, two CPI(M) and 12 independents. The only RLD MLA, Subhash Garg, is actually a minister.