These days all eyes are on Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The notification for assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh has been released, so the notification for Gujarat assembly elections is expected to be released soon after Diwali. BJP is exerting all its might to save its power in both the states. But the inside news is different. It has been learned that the BJP is eyeing not only these two states, but Mumbai and Delhi as well. Local body elections are due in both the cities in the next few months. The BJP’s top leadership has instructed to fight these two elections with full force like the assembly elections of the two states.
In fact, the party leadership believes that the Mumbai elections will pave the way forward for Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, while the Delhi elections will pave the way for Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party. If the BJP succeeds in defeating both of them in its stronghold in the local body elections, then it can get a big relief before the 2024 general elections. But if it reverses, the way forward for the party could be difficult.
The BJP has withdrawn its candidate from the by-election to be held on November 3 in the Andheri assembly seat of Maharashtra. In such a case, the first strength test will be held in this election. Similarly, in Delhi, even though the BJP won in the municipal corporation in 2017, this time the election is more important. If she succeeds in winning again, AAP’s national mission may suffer a huge blow.