The BJP under the astute leadership of PM Modi, the BJP has tightened its grip over India’s populous northern belt (also known as Cow Belt). The results of state elections showed Sunday, has established its unprecedented dominance over this key region ahead of general elections in which PM Modi will be seeking a third term.
The results of voting for the governments of four states, with a cumulative population of more than 240 million people, were another blow to the dwindling fortunes of the main opposition party, the Indian National Congress. The party, which ruled for a majority of India’s history as a republic, has struggled to claw its way back after Mr. Modi rose to national power in 2014.
The Congress party was hoping to use the state elections to build momentum for national elections next spring, but instead lost all three states in which it was pitted against Mr. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, or B.J.P.
The B.J.P. managed to re-elect its government in Madhya Pradesh, with a bigger margin, and topple Congress in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. The only victory for Congress came against a smaller regional party in Telangana, where PM Modi’s Hindu nationalist politics has faced resistance. The results of elections in a smaller fifth state, Mizoram, are expected on Monday, but the race there is between two smaller regional parties.
What is the outcome of these Election Results?
BJP singlehandedly outnumbered the opposition alliance, also known as INDI alliance. Here are certain outcomes of the result of these elections:
Rejection of Opposition’s Politics of hatred – The result is a clear testament of rejection of opposition’s politics of hatred. The opposition parties have been indulged in exposing various fault lines of India, they try their best to take benefit of any possible division in the nation, such as caste, creed, color, North-South, religion to say the least.
Rejection of Anti-Hindu and Anti-Sanatan Politics – The opposition parties were attacking the Sanatan Dharma. Be it leaders of DMK party or Samajwadi Party, all were making highly controversial statements against Sanatan Dharma and Hindus. People were expressing their displeasure towards this tactic of opposition, and it seems they have displayed their discontent against the opposition via their votes.
Rejection of personal attacks on PM Modi – The opposition was indulged in a nefarious campaign against the PM Modi, where they were levelling so many personal allegations or making personal attacks against the PM Modi. In the recent times, entire opposition parties were calling PM Modi a “Panauti”, and it seems this personal attack didn’t go down well with the people of these states.
Modi Magic is still working – This is a strange phenomenon that PM Modi’s magic is still working with people. It’s been almost 10 years, since when PM Modi is at the helm, but still people are trusting him and voting on his name. It seems people know that PM Modi is doing the right things and he is the best choice for the nation at this critical juncture.
INDI Alliance is not working – There was a gross infighting and lack of trust amongst the INDI alliance partners, which ensure the things didn’t work in their favor. Several parties such as AAP, Samajwadi Party and other were not happy with the way Congress was leading the alliance. There was a perception in the alliance that Congress is misusing this alliances and they want every ally to work as per the whims and fancies of the Gandhi Family. The moment Congress started trialing today, several INDI alliance partners have started ridiculing the Congress like never before.
PM Modi announces his plans to conquer Mega Elections of 2024
Addressing BJP leaders after the party’s big win in three state elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the BJP’s “hat-trick” in the assembly elections had guaranteed a third win for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 as well.
“Some people are even saying that today’s hat-trick has guaranteed the hat-trick of 2024,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, while speaking at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Modi took a dig at the Opposition saying that the latter tried to “divide the country on caste lines during the elections”.
“In this election, there were efforts to divide the country based on castes. I kept saying that for me, four castes are important – nari shakti (women empowerment), yuva shakti (youth empowerment), kisaan (farmers) and gareeb parivaar (poor families),” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Talking about BJP’s victory in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Modi said that the party’s win was “historical and unprecedented”.
He further said, “Today, the resolution of Atmanirbhar Bharat has won, the idea of preference for the deprived has won, the idea of the development of states for the development of the country has won.”
Women voters, youth, and marginalised communities have proved to be dependable pillars of support for the BJP, says PM; adds that voters support Central agencies’ crackdown on corruption.
“When the Congress goes up against the formidable organizational and electoral machinery of the B.J.P., burnished by Prime Minister Modi’s charisma, it collapses,” Arati Jerath, a New Delhi-based political analyst, said about the opposition’s performance in the north. “This is the B.J.P.’s big advantage in 2024.”
While Indian elections trends could easily fluctuate in coming months, Ms. Jerath said the B.J.P.’s further consolidation of its support base, where its Hindu nationalist politics have taken strong root, puts it in a comfortable position ahead of the elections in the spring.