BJP in election mode! After the Chief Ministers, now the MLAs will be blamed, 50% of the MLAs will be cleared from the 2022 elections
After the change of chief ministers in Gujarat and Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now trying to remove at least half of the sitting MLAs to blunt the anti-incumbency wave in all the electoral states. Some office bearers of the party have given this information. In the last assembly elections, the party had removed 15-20 percent of the MLAs from the sitting MLAs. However, it is expected that this time this figure may be much higher.
A senior party functionary said that one of the reasons for this is also that there is dissatisfaction among the public regarding many issues of the party. Assembly elections are due in 2022 in Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. A BJP worker said that the MLAs were also asked to submit a report card of the work done by them during the last five years. In which the performance of a large number of MLAs has not been good. The party has said that the MLAs whose performance is not good, they will be removed and will not be taken further.
The performance of the MLAs was assessed on the basis of several parameters, including- (1) How the funds given for the development of the local people were used? (2) What projects were brought to empower the marginalized people, how much benefit did the people get from them? (3) What was the contribution of MLAs in the Seva Hi Sangathan program? etc. are included. The survey was conducted in all the constituencies where people's feedback was sought on the performance of the government.
Fighting anti-incumbency is a big concern for BJP
The activist said that the Kovid-19 pandemic came with a big challenge, where the government made several efforts at every step by improving the health infrastructure, ensuring corona vaccination and increasing medical supplies. The party also did its bit by organizing relief operations. BJP President JP Nadda had asked every state unit to run a campaign to feed the needy, help those who lost their jobs and ensure 100% vaccination in their respective booths under the 'Seva Hi Sangathan Abhiyan'. ' The work done by the MLAs under the Seva Hi Sangathan campaign will also be counted in their performance.
Countering the anti-incumbency wave has been a major concern for the BJP. This is the reason why the central leadership decided to replace Vijay Rupani, the former Chief Minister of Gujarat. A new cabinet was also sworn in to reinvigorate the party cadre in the state, which will go to polls in late 2022.