Post-State Elections, All Eyes Turn to 2024: A Glimpse into Key Issues Shaping the Coming Parliament Elections
The assembly elections to the five states have concluded successfully and in the first week of December the counting of votes will be held in these five states. With the announcement of the assembly election results, poll fever will certainly be gripping the voters for the coming parliament elections 2024. Whatever may be the outcome of the results in the assembly elections priority of the voters was towards the state issues or the national issues. In the parliament elections mostly the focus the voters’ is always on the national issues relating to their motherland. With the outcome of the assembly elections the political leaders of various political parties will start focusing on the parliament elections, the regional parties will try to form a strategy whether to go for an alliance with which national political party or they will contest independently.
The major issues in the coming parliament elections can be related to development, employment, economy, education, health, defense and other sensitive issues. To keep unity and integrity, law and order intact can be also the major poll plank of the political parties. Forming of stable Union Government and foreign policy can also be a major vision of the voters for the coming parliament elections.
Nothing can be predicted in the current political scenario, as in the 2014 and 2019 parliament elections the voters gave their clear mandate to BJP and its alliance to form a government. BJP alone had the mandate of forming its own government in 2014 by winning 282 seats and total tally of NDA to 336 seats and similarly in 2019 BJP alone won 303 seats and NDA tally to 353 seats but BJP kept its pre-poll alliance intact. SAD(B) sidelined from the alliance due to farmers’ agitation. Political pundits are of the opinion that the voters will vote for a stable government in the center keeping in mind the current prevailing political, economic situation in North-West Asia.
The safety and security of the every Indian in India and abroad can also be the major thought of the voters during casting their vote while voting for the coming Lok Sabha.
The present central social schemes for the welfare of the common man introduced by the union government in public interest can also play positive role in the coming parliament elections 2024. During covid-19 the union government announced distribution of food grains to the needy families and this scheme is being still continued. This scheme has impact on the middleclass families and the lower income families.
To my opinion Indian voters are very intelligent during casting their votes and hope that voters will vote for a stable union government.
Rajat Kumar Mohindru,