Assembly Elections 2017 : Next year (2017) and especially first two-quarters are politically going to be really busy in India. As five states will go on polls next year which are Punjab (117 Seats), Uttar Pradesh [(UP) 403 Seats], Uttrakhand (70 Seats), Goa (40 Seats) and Manipur (60 Seats). Four states except Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in the first quarter whereas UP will go to polls in the second quarter. UP polls always are important in Indian politics and this time it is even more interesting. Also, if you closely look at the political scenario in other states too, these upcoming elections in India are going to be the most interesting and curious ones.
Schedule for the Assembly Elections 2017
However, there’s no official announcement of dates has been made so far. So once the dates will be officially announced, we will update you. Although the other four states that Punjab will expectedly go for polls either in January or February. And UP will go for polls most probably in April or Initial May dates.
Upcoming Assembly Elections 2017-18 State Wise List
|Current Ruling Party
|Samajwadi Party (SP)
|Indian National Congress
|Indian National Congress
|Indian National Congress
|Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Major Political Parties:
- Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC) and Others
- Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Others
- Uttrakhand: Indian National Congress (INC), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Others
- Goa: Indian National Congress (INC), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Others
- Manipur: Indian National Congress (INC), All-India Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Others
Current Political Scenario of All States in India:
Uttar Pradesh: UP politics is very much dependent on Caste and Religion based issues and support. Ruling Akhilesh Yadav (Son of SP Supremo Mulayam Yadav) led government will doubtlessly face anti-incumbency in the state, but the traditional Muslim vote is still with SP, but Brahman and Dalits are also angry with the government. After 2014 General Elections, even to predict the Mayawati-led BSP’s return is also difficult but it has gained among its traditional Dalit and Mahadalit Voters and could turn out to be the strong contender in 2017.
On the other side BJP, however, had won 72 seats out of 80 in General Elections, But assembly elections are something really different and BJP could expect a gain in the number of seats but it has to work really hard to form the government in the state. Also, to neglect the power of Congress could possibly be a mistake as they possibly can be a factor in the upcoming elections and would play an important role. But not in making its own government, rather they can help with the formation of the government with its support to other parties as Congress can’t form the government by its own at all.
Upcoming Assembly Election in Punjab will really be going to interesting as there is a strong anti-incumbency against the ruling SAD-BJP government, And a kind of wave of change is there in Punjab. However, still it is not a good news for the major opposition Congress Party as a kind of wave can be felt for Aam Aadmi Party. But as the elections are coming nearer, the scenario is changing and more of confusion can also be seen among the voters. But that is not in the favour of SAD-BJP, People are now confused between a united front like Congress and A divided looking front like AAP.
Uttrakhand is definitely going to be interesting as the state politics has always been a roller costar ride for political parties. Congress Party is looking divided but has the emotional support of people but that would convert into votes or not, only time will tell. BJP had clean swept INC in the 2014 General Elections but now the political scenario is different, but it is looking strong for the party. The only factor that will be going to be the game changer is that if the emotional support for INC would take over the anti-incumbency or not.
Goa has also never been easy for any of the political parties. There is an anti-incumbency in Goa against ruling BJP and especially after Manohar Parrikar Quitted the state politics to join as the Defence Minister in Union Cabinet. But that is not looking a strong one and definitely not in the favor of INC as the voters are now looking influenced to Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP as the party already had announced that it will contest on all the seats in the state. Even Some Opinion Polls are also suggesting that AAP could open its account in the state as a bumper one.
Believe it or not, but people of Manipur are miffed with Indian political system as it suppresses their voice and didn’t hear their voice. Also, there is no clear indication of people of Manipur on the support of any political party. But they feel being let down and disappointed. So the Manipur elections are for now is a mystery. But one factor that could affect the elections is the Iron Lady of Manipur ‘Irom Sharmila’ and she could definitely impact the upcoming elections as she has decided to contest the upcoming polls.
For more updates, stay tuned with us we will keep you updated with each and every big happening and movement in the political arena for these upcoming elections.