BJP’s national executive meeting in Delhi is over. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad also told after the meeting that what were discussed during this. If we understand the bottom line of Ravi Shankar Prasad’s words, then the BJP is eyeing the assembly elections to be held in nine states in 2023 and then the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. It is obvious that the assembly elections of nine states in 2023 are semi-finals for the general elections of 2024. Interestingly, BJP is in power in many places in these nine states and is also planning to return to power in many places.
Elections are to be held in these states in 2023
Let’s first talk about those states where assembly elections are going to be held in the year 2023. These states are Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Tripura, Telangana, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram. If we talk about the ruling parties in these states, BJP is ruling in MP, Karnataka and Tripura, while Meghalaya and Tripura have BJP alliance. At the same time, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan are two such states, where BJP is looking forward to return to power again.
How many Lok Sabha seats in these states
If we talk about BJP’s mission 2024, then it wants to come to power at the center once again. In such a situation, a good performance in the 2023 assembly elections, which are considered to be the semi-finals of the Lok Sabha, will be very important for him. Now talk about the Lok Sabha seats in these states, there are a total of 116 seats here. Among these, Madhya Pradesh has the maximum number of 29 Lok Sabha seats, Karnataka has 28 and Rajasthan has 25 Lok Sabha seats. Other states are Telangana 17, Chhattisgarh 11, Tripura 2, Meghalaya 2, Nagaland 1 and Mizoram one Lok Sabha seat. For better performance in these 116 seats, BJP will have to focus on all the nine states.
What is the situation in the three big states
Now talk about what are the challenges for BJP in these states then it will be very interesting. These challenges will be important according to the 2023 assembly elections, if the BJP is not able to overcome them here, then its fight in 2024 can be difficult. The BJP had to be thrown out of power in the last assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. Later Jyotiraditya Scindia joined BJP with Congress MLAs, then Shivraj again became the CM here. In such a situation, the BJP here is in the mood to be extra cautious, the glimpse of which is visible in all the big events being held here since last year. Be it the efforts to woo the tribals or the mega event of the Investors Summit. From PM Modi to Amit Shah are engaged for MP.
Not easy even in Karnataka, Rajasthan challenge
On the other hand, there is Karnataka with 28 Lok Sabha seats, where the BJP will also have to contend with anti-incumbency. Even in 2018, the BJP government was formed here with great difficulty. It will be very difficult for Basavaraj Bommai to save the BJP fort here. On the other hand, BJP seems to be a victim of factionalism in Rajasthan. Here there is a tussle between Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Gajendra Shekhawat and Satish Poonia. BJP is not seen in a very comfortable position in Chhattisgarh. Here he has to fight for a unique face. On the other hand, KCR is seen in a different tone in Telangana. He has also expressed his intention to convert his TRS into BRS and reach the national platform.