Congress out of the fray… KCR’s tension is going to increase in Telangana
The TRS won in Munugode in Telangana and the BJP’s defeat, it can be said that the battle it has fought is going to move ahead. Party strategists are seeing many positive things in this result ahead of next year’s assembly elections. After winning four Lok Sabha seats, Huzurabad by-election and Hyderabad Corporation elections, this by-election has given a real scare to the TRS. The rising graph of the party in Telangana and the manner in which the Congress is getting out of the fray confirms this. The situation will be even more challenging for TRS after facing anti-incumbency wave and PM Modi himself taking the field.
Nitish-Tejashwi came together but did votes benefit?
The performance of BJP in Bihar is no less important. The victory that it has maintained in Gopalganj and the way the party has been successful in reducing the margin of victory of RJD in the second seat is also very important. There are 8 parties in the Mahagathbandhan and if seen according to castes, it represents more than 80% of the population, even after that the results are not in their favour. Both JD(U) and RJD were confident of repeating the sweep like 2015 but it did not happen. This time Jitan Ram Manjhi and Upendra Kushwaha were also there, who were not there at that time. Mokama has personally been a stronghold for Anant Singh. The JDU and RJD were forced to field Anant Singh’s wife after she was disqualified to contest the elections. Anant Singh’s victory in the past and now his wife’s victory has been far more personal than the party. After the Bihar results, party strategists believe that the impact of staying with these two parties in 2024 will not be as predicted.
By-election: Assembly seat winning candidate
Adampur (Haryana) Bhavya Bishnoi (BJP)
Gola Gokarnath (UP) Aman Giri (BJP)
Dhamnagar (Odisha) Suryavanshi Suraj (BJP)
Gopal Ganj (Bihar) Kusum Devi (BJP)
Mokama (Bihar) Neelam Devi (RJD)
Andheri East (Maharashtra) Rituja Latte (Shiv Sena)
Munugode (Telangana) Kusukuntala Prabhakar Reddy (BRS)
BJP’s victory in Haryana and Odisha, Congress in tension
In Odisha, the BJP managed to retain the Dhamnagar assembly seat. This victory is breaking the pattern where Naveen Patnaik’s party has been winning by-elections for some time now. Dharmendra Pradhan, the HRD Minister and the main face of the saffron party in Odisha, said, “The Odisha Dhamnagar bypoll result reflects the mood of the people of Odisha as well as the confidence of Odisha on the decisive and credible leadership of Prime Minister Modi. The victory in Haryana’s Adampur belonged to the family of Kuldeep Bishnoi, who quit the Congress and resigned from the seat due to the by-election. After the victory of the BJP and its allies, there is also a sign that the hold of the Congress on the Jat vote bank has also weakened.