India TV Chunav Manch 2022: Hardly two weeks are left for the first of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Campaigning for the crucial polls is underway in full swing and parties have also released the list of their candidates for most of the seats. On the other hand, the game of 'party-hopping' is also at its peak in the run-up to the polls. FULL UP ELECTION COVERAGE
If we look at the results of the last three assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, then in 2007, Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) came to power with an absolute majority, but in 2012, the people voted in favour of Samajwadi Party. Akhilesh Yadav took oath of the CM after his party won an absolute majority. However, in the 2017 assembly elections, Akhilesh was thrown out of power with the BJP sweeping the polls following which the state got a new CM in the form of Yogi Adityanath. Ahead of the upcoming elections, all major stakeholders BJP, SP, BSP and Congress are claiming to form the next government.
In the midst of big political claims, people of the state have several queries of their own and the biggest question is whether Yogi Adityanath will retain power? Will the Yogi-Modi duo be able to script new history in Uttar Pradesh where no ruling party has got a decisive mandate in the 37 years. Can Akhilesh grab the CM's chair again?
These and many such questions will be answered during India TV Chunav Manch where top political names will debate, discuss and present their views on UP Elections 2022. Chunav Manch will aired live from Lucknow on India TV throughout the day today from 11 am.