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Jolt to BJP

6/2/2018

The Bhartiya Janata Party suffered another severe jolt in losing most of the seats in the bye-election to the Lok Sabha and various state assemblies. In recent May-June bye-elections for 3 Lok Sabha seats it could retain only one seat of Palghar in Maharashtra and lost two of its seats one to Rashtraiya Lok Dal of Ajit Singh at Kairana in Uttar Pradesh and another Bhandara - Gondia seat to Nationalist Congress Party of Sarad Pawar. In Palghar it has one satisfaction that it could win it despite its political alley Shiv Sena fielding its candidate, the BJP retained the seat but the Shiv Sena candidate was second here. It is a clear indication that Bhartiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance is cracking up. In Maharashtra both are still coalition Government. But Palghar has given clean indication that 2019 Lok Sahba General Election they will contest separately by fielding their candidate and it may harm both of it in face of possibility of combined opposition parties alliance on regional and national scale. In Kairana Uttar Pradesh while BJP lost its seat but revived the Rashtria Lok Dal of Ajit Singh to some extent. In Lok Sabha the RLD was reduced to zero both Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary losing at Bagpat and Mathura. In subsequent Vidhan Sabha general election the RLD could win only one seat. So far the RLD remained non-political entity but Kairana gave it a place in future opposition poll alliance. After assuming power in 2019 the BJP faced 27 Lok Sabha bye-election and lost 8 seats. In recent 10 bye-election to State Assemblies in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Meghalaya, and Maharashtra, the BJP could win only one seat the Tharadi in Uttar Pradesh. In Uttar Pradesh lost Noorpur seat to Samajwadi Party. In these bye-election results the BJP suffered its worst when it lost Gorakhapur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats vacated by sitting Lok Sabha Members Yogi Aadityanath and Mr.Keshav Prasad Maurya who were inducted as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of the Uttar Pradesh. In both these seats there were no joint alliance against BJP, only BSP extended support the SP candidate and Congress fielded its own candidates and both lost deposits. In 2019 there are possibility of grand poll alliance in the whole nation to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections. If present trends improves and Joint alliance is formed it may oust the Modi Government. People are sore over the false election promises on the black money and then backed out from it dismissing it lightly calling it just a sentence (Jumla) and another was demonetization without adequate preparation. With present trends the BJP is shaken and the opposition parties are in high spirit with favourable atmosphere for poll alliance.

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