New Delhi, Elections from the smallest to the largest have always been the center of attraction all over the world, including India. At present, the political excitement for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections is on the rise in the country. Given the strength of the BJP and its coalition in both the Houses of Parliament and the state legislatures, it is almost certain that NDA candidates will be elected to both these posts.
There are rumors that the election strategy will be entirely in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. The liaison, dialogue and coordination front will be handled by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Jaishi. Apart from this, the role of BJP and NDA chief ministers in various states will also be important.
According to sources, Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah will be at the center of the strategic team that the BJP is preparing for the presidential election. Along with this, senior leaders of the party will lead the front from Parliament to various Legislative Assemblies. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will be at the center of the Lok Sabha’s strategy, while in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will play a key role.
At the organizational level, party president JP Nadda will take charge. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Jaishi will coordinate in both the Houses of Parliament. In states where there is a BJP and NDA government, the chief minister will lead the front with his party and coalition.
Sources said that the BJP would first try to reach a consensus for the post of President and Vice-President. Given the current relationship with the opposition, this is highly unlikely. In such a scenario, the BJP may even make a fuss in the opposition camp to increase its victory in the elections. Non-UPA parties like BJD and YSRCP are bound to support BJP.
This work will be done from the parliament to the state legislatures. Either way, he is getting the support of BJD and YSRCP in Parliament on many issues. The announcement of the presidential election is expected to be made in mid-June.
According to sources, the BJP leadership has started formulating a strategy in this regard. The rumblings have started over the names of the candidates. At the same time, work is underway to target non-NDA parties. Formal dialogue and liaison with these parties will begin in May.
The Presidential Electoral Commission has 10,5,204 votes. The majority figure is 2,6,6. Of these, the vote value of an MP is 203. Out of the country’s 2,150 MLAs, the value of an MLA’s vote varies depending on the population of each state and the number of seats.
Uttar Pradesh MLA has got the highest number of 203 votes. If we look at the figures from both the Houses of Parliament and the state legislatures, the ruling BJP at the Center and its ally the NDA are losing about 5,000 votes. In that case, he could easily win the election with the support of some regional parties. Incumbent President Ramnath Kovind’s term ends on July 7 this year. In that case, the election will be held in July. This will be followed by the election of the Vice President.
However, only Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs have to cast their votes in the Vice Presidential elections, so the BJP and NDA have a significant majority there.