Who will Vote for BJP’s Century for 2021 Elections?

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Who will Vote for BJP’s Century for 2021 Elections?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | December 28, 2019 15:07 hrs


Is Assam ready to forget the turbulent week that its people were subject to? The State Finance Minister’s claim that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will only gain seats in the 2021 State Assembly polls looks like a tall one. But will the BJP mastermind be proved wrong?


In a recent ‘solution’ to calm the continued uprising in the state, the government announced a slew of measures to protect the Assamese language, culture and identity. But is it going to be enough? The measures for protection of Land Rights, Heritage Protection and Language Protection which will start at school level look like a smart move, but several people have already dubbed these as ‘lollipops.’             


Assam suffered heavy losses in the month of December as businesses, corporate houses, tourism and several other industries were hit by the continued protests. This added with the continued misinformation around the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and its impact on the population continues to spread faster than the clarifications.


The claim that BJP will win around 100 seats in the 2021 elections is something that we will have to wait to see, but it is likely that a large set of people will not forget the ‘week that was’ and as the elections come near, this wave against the Citizenship Amendment Act will be rekindled as a political strategy, and impact the election results.

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