In Himachal Pradesh AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi became the kingmaker of Congress after defeating the BJP. Under the new national president Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi led the Congress campaign in the state. While her brother Rahul Gandhi was busy with the Bharat Jodo Yatra and her mother and former president Sonia Gandhi stayed at home due to health reasons, Priyanka Gandhi was the star campaigner of the Congress in Himachal. Priyanka has her own house in Himachal and is also a favorite local lady of Himachals.
Priyanka’s campaign knew the ‘pulse’ of Himachal villagers. Agneepath also highlighted that he would restore the Pension Scheme (OPS) if he comes to power. In all the platforms where she spoke, Priyanka said: ‘If the Congress comes to power, the old pension scheme will be restored in the first cabinet meeting, and the Agnipath scheme will be terminated when it comes to power at the Centre’. 1500 per month for women, free electricity up to 300 units, start-up fund of Rs 680 crore, 1 lakh government jobs, 5 lakh jobs for youth, 4 English medium schools in each assembly constituency, mobile treatment clinics, power to determine prices of produce for farm owners and other promises to woo women voters. For Priyanka. An attempt was made to achieve success through traditional political means. From the very beginning, he tried to do better work at the grassroots level, keeping an eye on delivering the election promises to the people.
The victory won by the Congress by ‘beating’ the BJP in BJP National President JP Nadda’s home turf is also Priyanka’s ‘personal’ victory. Priyanka also supervised the Congress’s campaign in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections held earlier this year. However, Congress, which won 7 seats in UP in 2017, has reduced to two seats in 2022 elections. This also tarnished Priyanka’s image. There were rumors at that time that Congress might be the chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh.
In a state where no party has been in continuous government since 1985, the Congress came to victory by destroying the personal influence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ‘Chanakya Tantra’ of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Congress won 40 seats while BJP won 25 seats. In the 2017 assembly elections, BJP won 45 seats and Congress won 22 seats.
English Summary: Himachal Pradesh Election Result 2022: Priyanka Gandhi become the kingmaker of Congress