New Delhi: The activities of the political parties to elect the next president of the country are starting to heat up.
Presidential election 2022
President Ramnath Govind’s term ends on the 24th of next month. The new president is due to take office on July 25. The Election Commission has announced that the election to elect a new president will be held on the 18th of next month.
Candidature filing for this election begins on the 15th (Wednesday). The last day for filing nominations is 29th.
The ruling BJP Condition
BJP loses presidential election The coalition has 49 percent of the vote. That coalition needs 51 percent of the vote to field a candidate and win. In this context, the BJP’s view is that Andhra Pradesh’s YSR Congress, which is not part of their alliance with the Congress.
The Congress has leaned on the Biju Janata Dal in Odisha. With the support of those parties, the BJP alliance can win by fielding a candidate on behalf of its alliance.
But in the meantime, the ruling BJP is in the midst of trying to reach a consensus with various parties, including the opposition, on the presidential candidate issue.
It is the hope of the Congress that their alliance will field a common candidate against the BJP in the presidential election, which will have a positive effect on the forthcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections. So the Congress party is starting to move the pieces accordingly.
In that sense, the Congress party is in the process of fielding a common candidate on behalf of the opposition in the wake of the announcement of the presidential election. The party has appointed Mallikarjun Kharge, the party’s senior leader and statewide opposition leader, to hold talks with opposition leaders.