Next 15 days important for all political parties
What is going to happen in the next 15 days that parties ranging from the BJP and the Congress to regional parties will keenly watch out for? Monsoons.
It's election time in 2019. So far, there is a rainfall deficiency of about 9 percent in the country. It means that the Narendra Modi government must worry. If this deficiency continues or increases even slightly, there will be a drought in large parts of North India. And farmers will suffer. This will result in anti-incumbency, if it's not already there.
"July is a very important month for Kharif season. If Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh manage to overcome the rainfall deficit over the next two weeks, it could have a big impact on 2019. Opposition's only hope is a quiet Bay of Bengal!" says psephologist Praveen Patil of 5forty3.
But there is hope for the NDA government. Some experts have it that rainfall incidence will improve in the coming days.