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BJP adopts “twin strategy” for LS, Assembly Polls

New Delhi: Coming December, the BJP will implement its “twin strategy,” eyeing both the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the scheduled Assembly polls in different states before it.

Assembly polls in five states- Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Puducherry- are due next year, and in 2022, Assembly elections would be held in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Manipur.

Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, and Meghalaya will go to the polls in 2023, a year ahead of the General Elections.
According to BJP sources on Monday, the “twin strategy” will start implementing from December 5 with BJP National President J P Nadda embarking on a 120-day country-wide tour to strengthen the organizational structure a focus on regions where the party did not fare well in the last general elections.
Nadda, during his nation-wide tour, will also review the party’s preparedness in States going to polls from 2021 to 2023, the sources said.

Informatively, Nadda’s predecessor, Amit Shah, now a Union Home Minister, had also undertaken extensive nation-wide tours during his terms and is credited with playing an “instrumental role” for the overall advancement of the party, especially in states where it used to be “weak.”

Among the states going to polls during 2021-23, the AIADMK has agreed to continue its pact with the BJP in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections next year, while the latter seems to forego TRS’s support in the Telangana polls.
After bagging Bihar with JD(U), the BJP will face the “crucial” electoral battle in the Bengal Assembly elections, scheduled to be held in April-May 2021.

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