This year’s assembly elections are being viewed as the semi-finals for the Lok Sabha election that will take place in the summer of 2024. Along with states from the North-East, important states like Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana would have elections this year.
The first assembly elections will be held in the northeastern States of Nagaland, Tripura, and Meghalaya, most likely in February or March. While the BJP is in control in Tripura, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party is in charge in Nagaland. In Meghalaya, the sole North-Eastern party with official national party status is the National People’s Party. Elections in the three states will take place concurrently, with elections in Karnataka taking place later, according to sources within the Election Commission in December.
Assembly elections will take place in the latter half of 2023, with the terms of the legislative bodies of Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana all expiring between now and January 2024 on various dates.
This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.