Tuesday, November 29, 2022

High stake bypolls in 7 seats across six states today

Seven assembly constituencies in six states will vote in by-elections Thursday. The seats are spread across Bihar (Mokama, Gopalganj), Maharashtra (Andheri East), Haryana (Adampur), Telangana (Munugode), Uttar Pradesh (Gola Gokrannath) and Odisha (Dhamnagar).
The bypolls, coming just before assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, hold high stakes for all. The BJP will be eager to check how much it has sustained the momentum from the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The opposition parties will try to gauge if they have been able to project a credible alternative to the BJP- the dominant party on the national political landscape.
In three of these states, the BJP has a stake in the government- either as the single largest party or as a coalition partner. However, the contests in several seats voting on Thursday are unique from a political perspective.

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