What awaits India in 2020
Unlike 2019, which saw a parliamentary election and seven to fill state assemblies, this year we would only see two important elections: in Delhi and.
As in these two states it is not BJP CM who is on trial (BJP is a challenger in Delhi and a minor partner in Bihar), the Prime Minister and his team would spend less time campaigning.
If the Center decides to lift the restrictions, that could be another choice.
However, that will be only after the main state politicians, who have been detained since August 5, are released and the boundaries of the constituency have been redrawn to reflect the new state of the state, a process that can take several months itself.
Protests for the new citizenship law may disappear, but the problem is unlikely to disappear soon. Parliament's budget session that begins this month may end up being the first critical point of the year. It is possible that a Pan-Indian NRC is no longer on the table, but the National Population Registry, which will begin throughout the country from March to September, will keep the citizenship problem alive.
The NPR, after all, is not like the Census that is made based on self-declaration, without any verification. It is mandatory that everyone share data for NPR and there are penalties for lack of cooperation.
The creation of the trust to build the temple and the beginning of construction will also be another fodder for politics.
The verdict on petitions against government repression in Kashmir may be one of the first cases in which the Supreme Court verdict will be attended by political parties.
The following would be the question of whether the higher court can interfere to protect the fundamental rights of people affected by religious customs, which a court of 7 judges will begin hearing from January 14. The legality of the electoral ties is another issue that the SC may be forced to respond this year.