Assembly Elections :Summary
Political experts say that if we look at the trend of the last four elections, voting has taken place 22 to 30 days after Diwali. In such a situation, the festival did not have much impact on the election campaign, but this time Diwali is in the middle of the month (12 November). In such a situation, the election campaign will be at its peak…
Assembly elections are to be held in five states at the end of the year. There is every possibility that the Election Commission may announce the election schedule between October 4 and 15. Voting may take place in the states around Diwali. The trends of the last four elections show that assembly elections have been held in the Hindi belt states only after Diwali. But this time, from the speedy preparations of the Election Commission and the soon to be released list of parties, it seems that this time elections can be held even before Diwali. Let us know when the possibility of voting in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
If preparations are complete then elections are possible before Diwali.
After the implementation of the code of conduct, the process of conducting elections takes a minimum of 48 days. The Commission takes six months to complete the entire process of any election. This time this process had started in May-June itself. This means that the voter list, polling stations, police force and deployment of administrative officers are strengthened. Only after this the Commission announces the election dates. If preparations are completed by the end of September, the Commission may release the election schedule between October 4 and 10. In such a situation, voting can take place before Diwali i.e. between 7th and 9th November. This time Diwali is on 12th November. Sources associated with the Election Commission say that the Election Commission has fixed October 4 as the last date for publication of the voter list. After this the election dates can be announced anytime.
Two reasons for elections before Diwali
Political experts say that if we look at the trend of the last four elections, voting has taken place 22 to 30 days after Diwali. In such a situation, the festival did not have much impact on the election campaign, but this time Diwali is in the middle of the month (12 November). In such a situation
Election campaign will be at its peak. There may be less crowd in meetings and rallies of big leaders. Not only this, Cricket World Cup matches are also to be held during this period. These matches will start at 2 pm, while the rallies also happen at the same time. If voting takes place before Diwali, political parties will benefit.
This will be the first time when elections, festivals and Cricket World Cup will happen together. This can be a matter of tension for political parties and candidates. This is because the impact of festivals and the World Cup can be seen in meetings and rallies. The biggest match in the Cricket World Cup is between India and Pakistan, which will be played in Ahmedabad on 15 October. Navratri will start on this day. This festival will continue for nine days i.e. till 23rd October. Vijay Dashami (Dussehra) will be celebrated on 24 October. This is the time when rallies and meetings of political parties will be at their peak.