Lucknow: While the Legislative Council elections are slated to be held this month, it will change the number of seats of political parties in the Upper House, but the equations will remain unchanged. For the BJP the challenges will continue.
As a year ahead of the election year 2022, these results will be of a different importance politically. These results will be a test of the political and strategic prowess of the BJP.
In the 12 seats of the Legislative Council, going to polls, the BJP is likely to get at least 10 seats in view of the strength of MLAs.
Despite considerable efforts and cooperation from other parties in the account of SP, they may not get more than two seats while the term of its 6 members is ending. The SP currently has 55 members in the House.
The tenure of BJP state president Swatantra Dev Singh and party vice-president Laxman Acharya including Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma is coming to an end. The BJP is in a position to send 10 members to the House. The BJP currently has 25 members in the House.
If the expected gains happen then members of the ruling party in the council will be 32 in number. Despite the loss of four members to the SP, its figure will remain 51 in the House. For some reason, even if the SP cannot send two members, one will go. Even then, the SP will remain heavy on the BJP. The BJP will hence have to manage itself in the House.
SP, being the main opposition party of the state, will use its number force to try to convey to the people through the House that they are a better option as compared to the BJP.
Talking about the BSP, there are two members of this party in the 12 members whose tenure is ending. Nasimuddin Siddiqui, the leader of this party, has already lost his membership.