Gujarat and Himachal elections are anticipated to be announced by the Election Commission
On Friday afternoon, the Election Commission is scheduled to hold a press conference where it is anticipated that it would present the schedules for the assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The conference is scheduled to start at 3 PM at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
In the states, political fervour is already at an all-time high ahead of the assembly elections. The BJP presently controls both states, and the party plans to keep power there. The BJP has won back four out of the five states where assembly elections were held earlier this year. The Aam Aadmi Party had a sizable mandate in Punjab in addition to winning consecutive terms in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa.
The BJP has governed Gujarat, the state where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born, for almost 27 years. The current chief minister of the state, where Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party is attempting to mount a serious challenge, is Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel. The dispute over old recordings of Gopal Italia has been the latest cause of contention between the AAP and the BJP during the intense campaigns, which have seen the two parties clash frequently. On Thursday, he was briefly detained while protests were taking place outside the National Commission for Women’s office.
In the meantime, PM Modi has recently made many trips to Himachal Pradesh to inaugurate development projects.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a member of the Congress who has been rekindling the party’s grassroots connections with the Bharat Jodo Yatra, will sound the election trumpet for the grand old party in the state on Friday.