Countdown begins for counting of votes
Both the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI-M]-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) are protecting their fingers crossed because the countdown begins for counting of votes of the State Assembly elections on Sunday.
Whatever be the end result, it would definitely have transformative implications on leaders and the political events they’re main. The re-election of the incumbent Left-led coalition regardless of its five-year conduct in workplace will strengthen the plausibility of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan turning into rather more of a reliable chief than V.S. Achuthanandan, who was on the helm throughout 2006-2011.
Mr. Vijayan will likely be an overmastering power within the celebration simply as he tactically vanquished his rivals on an equal footing to him within the run-up to the polls. Also, making him the second Chief Minister to get pleasure from a continuum of energy after C. Achutha Menon, whose two phrases prolonged from November 1969 to March 1977.
In case of a defeat, Mr. Vijayan’s management inside the celebration will likely be questioned, particularly his fashion of functioning and impelling a norm to exclude two-time contestants, thereby denying tickets to 5 Ministers and benching over 30 of its sitting legislators. Then an odd flip of destiny additionally awaits the tie-up between the Kerala Congress (M) and the Left alliance.
Whichever method the citizens goes, the Congress will undoubtedly see a rejig of its organisational set-up. A win will presumably eclipse the ‘A’ group within the celebration that’s now being led by ageing leaders, in keeping with Congress sources.
Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala together with AICC common secretary K.C. Venugopal could name the pictures inside the celebration within the State.
At the identical time, the Congress will even be confronted with feisty challengers, such because the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), inside the coalition. In case of a reversal within the UDF’s electoral fortunes, it might additionally witness the exodus of its grass-roots employees and middle-rung activists to different events, significantly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
As for the BJP, the celebration has nothing to lose even when it fails to retain the lone Nemom constituency regardless of producing so much of hullabaloo within the marketing campaign. But it is going to be a setback for the State management.
A motive is that the Central management is aware of that the vote share of the celebration will likely be intact and even rise within the Assembly election. Besides, it has set its eyes on the 2024 Lok Sabha and 2026 Assembly polls in Kerala.
However, if the BJP manages to win a pair of seats and the polls throw up a hung Assembly, then the State is more likely to witness political turbulence or a disruption in coalition politics, which its State and Central leaderships forsee.