Demonetisation, Budget Hold Key
The BJP and the Congress are all set to lock horns in Punjab and Goa as the two states go for the first round of polling. While the BJP will be keen to improve on its previous performance and return to power, the Congress will be looking at upsetting the applecart of the saffron party. The new kid on the block, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has also thrown its hat into the ring. It would be interesting to see whether the effects of demonetisation and Budget 2017 rub off on the electorate and voting pattern.