Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023: How important this election is for BJP can be gauged from the fact that BJP has fielded seven of its MPs in the election field of the state.
Rajasthan Assembly Election 2023: Rajasthan is also one of the five electoral states to be held in November 2023. Where voting is to be held for the election of a total of 200 members of the state assembly. In this state, there is a direct contest between the ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. Since the last election i.e. 2018 assembly elections, BJP has been away from power in the state and is making every possible effort to return to power. How important this election is for BJP can be gauged from the fact that BJP has fielded seven of its MPs in the state elections.
At present, Congress, which is in power in the state, is also in the electoral fray with full strength. CM Ashok Gehlot is going among the public about the work done during his tenure in the last five years. Amidst this election environment, a question is arising whether this time the Congress government will be formed again in Rajasthan or will the lotus blossom?
Will the tradition continue this time too or will it change?
If we talk about the electoral history of the last three decades in Rajasthan, there has been a tradition of changing the government in every assembly election. This time again there is a direct contest between Congress and BJP. So let us know the election signals and equations going on within Rajasthan and understand what is the election equation of the state.
What is the election history of Rajasthan?
The electoral history of Rajasthan is very clear. History after BJP came to power in 1993 says that after that, in every assembly election, Congress has come to power once and BJP has come to power once. This means that no party has been able to reach the seat of power in Rajasthan twice consecutively. If this tradition is to be believed then this time it is BJP’s turn to come to power. The reason behind this equation is that BJP leaders are strongly appealing to form a double engine government in the state so that the pace of development can be accelerated by having the same party government at the Center and the state.
This time Congress is claiming to change the customs
The leaders of the Congress Party, which is in the government of Rajasthan, claim that this time Congress is going to break this tradition within the state. At the same time, CM Ashok Gehlot is seen saying on every occasion that for the first time no anti-incumbency wave has been seen against the government in the state. However, Gehlot has also taken this election seriously and has started trying to make the election environment in his favor by continuously announcing many welfare schemes in the last several months.
What do the election results say?
Talking about the statistics of the last assembly elections, Congress won 99 seats out of 199 seats. Whereas BJP could get only 73 seats. Here, let us tell you that elections were not held in Ramgarh assembly seat of Alwar district after the death of the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. After which Congress won the by-election held on 28 January.