With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections looming ever larger, the political scenario in the country is currently in a state of flux, with parties desperately figuring out seat-sharing terms, snubbing or accepting each other with respect to alliances, or fielding their big names in various states. Republic TV and CVoter are back with the National Approval Ratings to give a complete national picture as to who will win if polls are held today. For Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it is a straight fight between the BJP and the Congress.
The National Approval rating project that the NDA will grab the solo seat leaving UPA with nothing but zero in Andaman and Nicobar.
The National Approval rating project that the NDA will gather 40.1% vote share whereas UPA will lag behind with 40.1% vote share in the island state of Andaman and Nicobar.
While the BJP has been winning the Andaman seat ever since 2009, the INC last won the seat in 2004 and its present projection of getting 40.1% of the votes mean that Rahul Gandhi's party, in Andaman and Nicobar has consistently declined in terms of vote shares.
In both October and November and December's predictions for Andaman and Nicobar, NDA was predicted to grab the sole seat, leaving UPA behind in the island state.
The election year 2019 started off with India’s opposition appearing largely unwilling to acquiesce to Rahul Gandhi's proposal of the Congress serving as a platform for regional parties to come together in order to defeat the BJP. Despite the Congress successes in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, in Uttar Pradesh, the much-heralded Mahagathbandhan turned out to just be a 'Gathbandhan' as old enemies Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati left the Congress out, forming an SP-BSP alliance. Left on its own, the Congress resolved to contest every one of the state's 80 seats and proceeded to formally induct Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into the party, appointing her and Jyotiraditya Scindia as General Secretaries for Uttar Pradesh. Elsewhere, former Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela is to join the NCP, while the Congress alliance with the TDP in Andhra Pradesh is also in doubt. Meanwhile, the BJP and Shiv Sena may have witnessed a thaw in their relationship with the Maharashtra government sanctioning Rs 100 crore for a Balasaheb Thackeray memorial.
On issues concerning large numbers of people, the government passed a constitutional amendment giving a green signal to provide 10 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically weaker sections in the general category, while numerous agrarian schemes that needn't necessarily be farm-loan waivers have also been spoken of in the lead-up to the Modi government's final budget.