Jharkhand has given its decision in favour of BJP with the party getting 42 seats out of 81 in the state. This is for the first time the party has created a clear space for itself in Jharkhand and has dominated other parties big time.
Jammu and Kashmir on the other hand did not give a clear mandate to any party with PDP becoming the single largest party in the state getting 28 seats. The BJP which failed its ‘Mission 44’ in J&K got 25(just 3 less) seats in the state, standing as the 2nd largest party. PDP has to weigh its options to form a coalition govt with either BJP or Congress & others.
Should BJP’s failed ‘Mission 44’ in J&K truely be considered their failure ? Were they really hoping to get 44 seats in a state like Jammu & Kashmir where they had no chance of making any impact on Kashmir valley, dominated by Muslim population ? Its Jammu which has given BJP all its 25 seats while the Modi wave and development mantra had no impact on the Kashmir valley and Ladakh.
In states like Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir, BJP has managed to grow very strong displacing other bigger players of the state, post 2014 General elections. The party is emerging as a strong contender against the state level parties and regional politics, as a whole. Since 2013, BJP has either won state elections with a clear mandate or has managed to stand too big to either be in coalition or spoil it all for other parties.
After the opposition got yet another strong point to corner the ruling BJP government and to disrupt the workings of Parliament in recent times, the BJP has finally washed its hands off the ‘Ghar Vapsi’ Event.
BJP spokesperson finally clarified that the party has not initiated or promoted any such event or individuals and sternly believes everyone is free to practice the religion of his choice.
The opposition parties have united against the government since Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech against non-hindus. The weak opposition was already turning stronger by attacking PM Modi on his frequent foreign visits and govt’s failing promises on bringing back ‘Black Money’ in hundred days. To top it, the BJP pro-hindu leaders have been attracting controversies either by organizing religious conversion events or by calling Nathuram Godse ( the man who assassinated Gandhi) an equal patriot.
Interestingly, the nation did not vote for BJP or pro-hindu ideologies but for PM Modi’s leadership skills and agenda of ‘Development’ but the pro-hindu BJP leaders who just acted as faces for Modi, are now singing their same old pro-hinduism songs.
A well renowned local leader, one of the key TMC party member and Transport Minister of Bengal, Madan Mitra was arrested by the CBI in connection with Saradha Chit-Fund Scam. The State Govt has reacted very sharply against the arrest and as always the PM has been dared by the CM of Bengal and the TMC party and the Minister has termed the arrest ‘POLITICAL CONSPIRACY’
Requesting voters to throw the BJP out, RJP chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav campaigned for the alliance of RJD,JDU and Congress in Jharkhand polls. He appealed to the voters to vote for the alliance.
To curb down the emerging power of BJP and Modi, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar, and Lalu Prasad Yadav have joined hands and are having talks to merge up as ‘Janata Parivar’ which may include the three and HP Deve Gowda.
It would be interesting to see if this group of opportunist politicians will actually get any opportunity and scope to unite for a common interest.