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Thursday July 28, 2022

The Operating Environment Assessment Paper June 2022

The upcoming Presidential elections, coinciding with Parliament’s Monsoon Session, are important both symbolically and practically. Having lost seats in the UP and Uttarakhand state polls, the BJP is short of the majority needed to secure an outright win. With its erstwhile allies drifting away, it must rely on ‘friendly’ regional parties such as the JD(U), YSRCP and BJD, to push through its candidate. For the Opposition – especially the beleaguered Congress, with its recent exodus of key leaders – it is an opportunity to slow down the BJP juggernaut. A strong rival candidate would be a good ‘testing of the waters’ ahead of end-2022 state polls and the 2024 General Elections.

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