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If we discuss the electoral mayhem, then Government Uttar Pradesh already has been seen all of it. And the Splits, betrayal of alliances, as well as mass defections, hung legislatures, and President’s rule, mid-term elections, even the ruling parties flipping chief ministers, isn’t new for UP and people’s of UP.
Well, two consecutive governments able to complete their terms and so a sense of UP’s barmy history seems to have edged out of public memory, ever since 2007, but rather than the rule this facile stableness was the exception. So, if this time there is a broken judgment then it will not be surprising.
Since 1952, only a single party ruled for the full term only seven times with getting the majority of seats, of the 16 assemblies election but the remaining nine occasions, governments came and went in rapid sequence, some of them lasting two to three years and others even collapsing within the days.
UP was the first state in the whole country where Congress government plants their roots. Charan Singh and his socialist colleagues left the Congress and formed the Bharatiya Kranti Dal, in 1967, after that they took over the control of the office. This was turnout a big event and because of that, the congress had a near immutable place over governance all across the whole country. But rising food prices and droughts fuelled sharp political discontent lead people’s desire to put their faith in other.
And because of the political instability, the President’s rule was imposed 10 times in the UP. And the last time UP went under the Central control was in 2002.
In the 1970s, despite all emergencies, Congress rule was fractional often by a parade of CMs who got annoyed and either quit or was terminated.
A phase of deep turbulence started and helped along by the Mandal effect and make a place for raising the cast based politics and this phase was last until the BSP won a majority in 2007.