Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2023: As the Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 21 are approaching. By the way, all political parties including BJP and Congress have given their strength. While the BJP has released its first list of <> candidates, the Congress is still brainstorming about the ticket.
Is this why Congress is delaying?
There is talk that according to the results of the Congress's internal survey (Congress Survey), more than 30 MLAs of the party may lose. Therefore, instead of taking the risk of cutting tickets of sitting MLAs, the Congress is delaying the distribution of tickets. It is reported that the Congress party is brainstorming on whether to announce the tickets after the code of conduct is imposed so that the party does not have to suffer much due to the anger of the sitting MLAs.
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Congress got absolute majority in Chhattisgarh 15 times in 10 elections
Chhattisgarh has been a part of undivided Madhya Pradesh from 1952 to 2000, during which the Congress has been forming the government due to getting more seats than Chhattisgarh. From 10 to 2003, the Congress had to face defeat in the state, but in the 2018 elections, the Congress once again won 2018 seats and formed the government
Congress ticket distribution trend
Chhattisgarh has been a Congress stronghold since the time of undivided Madhya Pradesh, but between 2003 and 2018, the BJP won the assembly elections by a very small margin. So far, the Congress has not shied away from cutting tickets for sitting MLAs. A study shows that the Congress has denied tickets to more than half of its MLAs several times in elections held since 1952, although the party has had to bear both the benefit and loss of these decisions.
In the 1952 assembly elections, the Congress had fielded candidates in 82 of the 73 seats in Chhattisgarh, out of which 57 won and Chhattisgarh played an important role in forming the government.
In the next elections held in 1957, Chhattisgarh had 82 seats instead of 81, the Congress had cut the tickets of 57 of the 29 MLAs at that time, while 28 of the 22 old MLAs won and 6 lost. The Congress had won 68 seats in this election.
In the elections held in 1962, the Congress cut the tickets of 68 MLAs out of 50 MLAs, this time the Congress won 48 seats from Chhattisgarh region.
In the 1967 elections, the Congress had cut the tickets of 48 MLAs out of 31 seats, in this election it increased from 81 seats in Chhattisgarh to 84, in which Congress won 59 seats.
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In the 1972 elections, the Congress had cut the tickets of 59 MLAs out of 28 seats, in this election the Congress won 64 seats. In 1977, the party had cut tickets for 38 seats, yet the Congress got 39 seats. In the elections from 1993 to 2018, the Congress had cut fewer tickets for sitting MLAs, in 2018, only 8 tickets were cut and the Congress won 68 seats.
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