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Priyanka Gandhi to be face of Congress in UP elections. Legislative Assembly elections explained


Jadyeen E Mathew
40% party tickets to women, in the coming up assembly elections

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be the face of Congress for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, says newly appointed campaign committee chief PL Punia.

Be it Sonbhadra, Unnao, or Hathras incidents, and recently the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Priyanka Gandhi has made her way to UP demanding justice for the victims.

Recently, in Lakhimpur district, UP, eight people were killed while staging a protest for the welfare of farmers. The eight people of the deceased were four farmers and a journalist.

Priyanka Gandhi, who is in charge of the Congress UP unit, also announced 40 percent party tickets to women, in the coming up assembly elections, and also confirmed that she is undecided on contesting for elections in UP, according to news reports.

Why What and When of Legislative Assembly Elections

The UP-Assembly elections will be held in the months of February to March of 2022 for 403 assembly seats.

The current ruling party’s tenure will expire on the 14th of May 2022. The parties which are at head-to-head with each other currently are the Congress and the BJP.

India is a big country, and the center cannot govern every part of the country and hence India has federalism.  Federalism refers to the division of power between the central and the states government, adopted for better governance of the country.

Hence, India has Prime Minister at the center and Chief Ministers in the states. Elections to the Legislative Assembly (Lower House) are held once in 5 years – to elect the Chief Minister and Members of Legislative Assembly(MLA) of the states.

The State of Uttar Pradesh has a bicameral legislature comprising of Legislative Council, an Upper House, and Legislative Assembly, the Lower House. This is the largest legislature in India. The Uttar Pradesh Assembly consists of 403 elected members and one nominated Anglo-Indian member.

Who will form the government?

The winning party should get at least minimum majority seats i.e., more than 50% of 403 to form the government. If none of the parties get a clear majority then a few parties come will together and form a coalition government.

Those who got elected but lost as their party did not get a minimum majority will become the opposition party.


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