Winners And Losers: Modi, Kejriwal, Rahul, Priyanka… understand the inside of this win-loss
New Delhi : The results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections came out on Thursday. In Gujarat, BJP won 156 seats with a record victory. The results of Gujarat showed that the magic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intact in the state. However, due to BJP’s defeat in Himachal, there is talk of Modi losing some of his sheen. Himachal’s victory is like Sanjeevani for Congress. With the victory of Samajwadi family in Mainpuri in this election, the family also got united. However, the BJP put up a strong challenge by winning the SP stronghold Rampur. On the other hand, losing Khatauli was a big blow for the BJP. Do you know who benefited the most in this election and who suffered losses.
Factors of massive victory Modi
PM Modi was the most important factor in BJP’s landslide victory. The results showed that the PM’s popularity in his home state has not diminished despite coming to the Centre. BJP may not have won in Himachal because of PM Modi, but he also played an important role in saving it from a big defeat. According to the way factionalism prevailed in the state, it was certain that the party would be cleaned up. It was PM Modi who made Arvind Kejriwal work hard to win the municipal elections in Delhi. PM Modi is expected to be a big positive factor for the BJP in the coming assembly elections as well as in the big fight in 2024.
Undisputed number two in BJP
The spectacular performance of the BJP in this election has again maintained Shah’s undisputed number two position in the BJP. Shah has once again played a key role in the party’s success by effectively harnessing Modi’s massive popularity and the resources available to the BJP. In both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, his role was second only to Modi. A massive campaign and a frankness that appealed to his fast-growing constituency of ‘nationalists’ bore fruit in the election. He also immersed himself in micromanagement.
The face of the party in Himachal Pradesh
Priyanka Gandhi was the central face of the party in Himachal Pradesh. This was because brother Rahul Gandhi had completely stayed away from campaigning for the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Though Priyanka Gandhi did not campaign extensively, her presence was aided by the planning done by Rajeev Shukla and Sukhwinder Singh ‘Sukhu’. In the times to come, Priyanka Gandhi may get rewarded for registering her presence.
Wild card entry player, wooed the Patels
Bhupendra Patel, who has become a big player in Gujarat politics, had a wild card entry. The party brought him out of oblivion and made him sit on the chair of the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Now Patel will join the list of becoming CM twice. The BJP’s ‘Narendra-Bhupendra double engine government’ campaign has catapulted the Gujarat chief minister into the big league. His clean image and friendly demeanor added to his popularity. This helped the BJP win over the Patels.
Is Rahul weakening the Congress?
Rahul did the work of further weakening the weak running party by opting to stay away from campaigning in the assembly elections. The party faced a difficult situation in explaining the reason for Rahul’s absence. It seems that the luster of the Gandhi family which was strong earlier is fading away. Despite this, Rahul Gandhi’s stature is still not less as compared to other Congress leaders. If AAP’s challenge had not failed in Himachal then it could have paid a heavy price for this negligence. In such a situation, there will be pressure on Rahul Gandhi to perform well in the upcoming matches. If Modi acts as a rescuer for the BJP in Karnataka, the road ahead could be even more difficult.
Modi’s popularity is of no use
Jairam Thakur, who was the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for five years after the elections, could not bring the BJP back to power. This time he was again the declared candidate of the BJP for the post of CM. Despite Modi’s popularity, he has not been able to change the customs in the state. The weakness of BJP’s national party chief JP Nadda is also visible in this. The factionalism affecting the party’s campaign has also exposed their limited influence in Himachal. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has also faced embarrassment due to a near defeat in his bastion Hamirpur.
Question on the claim of BJP’s main rival
From Gujarat to Himachal, the Aam Aadmi Party was completely unsuccessful in this election. The party was repeatedly claiming that it was going to form the government in Gujarat. The defeat of the Aam Aadmi Party has put a question mark on the party’s claim of being the main rival of the BJP. However, a plus point for the party was that it performed well enough in terms of vote share in Gujarat to achieve national party status.
Victory in Mainpuri… Shivpal’s homecoming
Akhilesh’s reaching out to her in the wake of the Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha bypolls is a nod to a man who has been isolated since his nephew’s coronation. Despite the majority of the Samajwadi Party’s core base being Muslims and Yadavs, Akhilesh was left with no option but to join hands with his uncle. Shivpal seems to be enjoying the role of the elder of the family. Shivpal is not missing any opportunity to remind everyone that it was Akhilesh who took the initiative for family unity.