Today the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha Elections marks the end of the 38 days long poll which covered all the states and union territories starting from 11th April. Here’s what is the scenario.
The National Democratic Alliance had won a sweeping victory with 336 seats in the 2014 elections. The BJP had won 31.0% votes, which is the lowest share for a party to form a majority government in India since independence, 1947. BJP and its allies had won the right to form the largest majority government since the 1984 general election, and it was the first time since that election that a party has won enough seats to govern without the support of other parties. The United Progressive Alliance, led by the Indian National Congress, won 59 seats, 44 (8.1%) of which were won by the Congress, that won 19.3% of all votes. It was the Congress party's worst defeat in a general election. In order to become the official opposition party in India, a party must gain 10% of the seats (55 seats) in the Lok Sabha; however, the Indian National Congress was unable to attain this number because of which the nation didn’t have an official opposition party. The Party came to power with its popular Slogan "Better days are to come" which have been questioned time and again by any people
Coming to 2019, the nation saw development in various sectors and trouble in some. The Modi government has been credited for the infrastructure and certain fields in Education apart from others. One of the major issues faced by the Indian population was the wrong implementation of Demonetization and also the Goods and Services Tax. As claimed by the opposition parties, these two were the cause of unemployment and shutting down of small and middle scale industries and businesses. One of the strongly criticized features of the BJP government was its Hindutva Propaganda. Before the Elections, over 200 writers, 100 actors and 600 theatre artists had urged the people of the nation to vote out BJP while another report showed over 900 actors had urged the people to vote for the saffron party.
2019 saw the United Opposition, an informal electoral alliance of parties opposed to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in order to contest the Indian general election, 2019. Including parties like Congress, Samajwadi Party, CPI, there are 22 parties which are in the United Opposition. Though all these parties aim for a Non-BJP central front, K. Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana has been encouraging a Non-BJP and Non-Congress central front.
The Modi government has been credited for the infrastructure and certain fields in Education apart from others.
All in all, the party sees a huge opposition in this Election season as many parties have aimed to drive off PM Narendra Modi and Party President Amit Shah from their seats. However, time and again, the opposition parties have been disunited on certain aspects which doubts their strong unity in front of the ruling party.