Chandigarh, 4 December
Haryana Assembly elections can also be held before time. Along with the Lok Sabha elections to be held in April-May, the trumpet of Haryana elections can also be sounded. Such possibilities cannot be ruled out after BJP got a huge majority in three states – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Only after these election results, such discussions have started in Haryana. CM Manohar Lal himself and former Union Minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh gave such indications on Monday.
The assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram were being considered as the semi-finals of the Lok Sabha elections. BJP has performed beyond expectations in these states. While Congress has wrested Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh from its hands, BJP, which has been in power for 18 years in Madhya Pradesh, has achieved an even stronger majority. In such a situation, the atmosphere in the entire country has become positive towards BJP. Haryana Assembly elections are to be held in September-October next year. Now that the political environment and equations have changed to a great extent, BJP may try to take advantage of this opportunity. However, the CM has also said in the past that he is ready to hold assembly elections along with the Lok Sabha. But his statement on Monday made these possibilities even stronger. He said, now no one has any doubt that BJP will score a hat-trick of victory. We are ready to conduct Haryana elections also together.
Former Union Minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh has even claimed that assembly elections can be conducted along with the Lok Sabha. Birendra Singh’s son Brijendra Singh is the Lok Sabha MP from Hisar. Birendra Singh’s attitude has deteriorated for the last few months. He has raised questions about BJP’s policies many times, but his statement on Monday after victory in three states appeared to be a change. Instead of making any negative comment on BJP, his target was Jananayak Janata Party (JJP).
The war of words between Birendra Singh and JJP leader and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala has been going on for the last few months. Dushyant Chautala had defeated Birendra Singh’s wife Premlata from Uchana constituency in the 2019 assembly elections. While Birendra Singh has hinted at holding simultaneous elections, he also said that now there is no justification in maintaining an alliance with JJP. Making an issue of JJP’s performance in Rajasthan, he said that just as the situation has happened in JJP’s Rajasthan, the same will happen in Haryana too.
That’s why the possibility of elections increased
Haryana Assembly elections are to be held about six months after the Lok Sabha elections to be held in April-May. Now that the atmosphere seems to be in favor of BJP, the party can take advantage of it. The Congress, which had the majority in 2005 with 67 seats, had also conducted the 2009 assembly elections ahead of schedule. In fact, since 2004, there was a Congress government at the Center under the leadership of Manmohan Singh and there were chances of Congress coming to power for the second time. When the Manmohan Singh government was repeated, Hooda dissolved the assembly ahead of schedule and conducted elections. The advantage of this was that Congress managed to return to power with 40 seats. Although Congress could not get absolute majority at that time, it first formed the government with the help of independents. Then with the merger of five MLAs of HJK with Congress, Congress came very close to majority.