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“Vikas with Vishwas” – The reason for the recent saffron surge across India

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State Executive Committee Member, State Media Panelist , State In-Charge for Policy & Research ,Mahila Morcha BJP Andhra Pradesh

“Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” -The main principle with which BJP government worked for inclusive trustworthy growth of every citizen. In this process of development came the global unexpected crisis in the form of corona. Corona Pandemic has caused a global devastation of lives and economies. Modi government faced the challenge with the aim of saving lives and later turning the crisis into opportunity to revive economy. Modi government gave took care of the under privileged people with utmost importance during the crisis. Actions speak for themselves. People have seen the honest and dedicated efforts of Modi government for the development of nation. In the recent elections BJP made significant gains in various states across the country. BJP made inroads into the southern state Telangana which was unexpected by many political analysts. This happened because of the honesty, commitment and hard work of the dedicated BJP karyakartas.

Recent Telangana elections – Water shed events of Telangana Politics.

Dubbaka assembly by poll result took many by surprise. No one even in dreams thought that ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party will lose the election in Dubbaka constituency which is the strong hold of family of Chief minister K. Chandra Shekar Rao (KCR). If Dubbaka result was a surprise, GHMC election results were shocking for political analysts and media. But Telangana people were decided and were neither surprised nor shocked. Reasons are many. BJP has increased number of seats from 4 in 2016 to 48 in 2020. Seats of TRS have decteased from 99 in 2016 to 55 in 2020. The difference between BJP and TRS was a vote share of just 0.25 % accounting to a mere 8,456 seats. The vote share of BJP increased from 10.34 % in 2016 to 35.56 %in 2020 .On the other hand the vote share of TRS decreased from43.85 % in 2016 to 35.8 % in 2020.

Consistent hard work by dedicated BJP karyakartas in Telangana at ground level even when not in power enabled these results. In lockdown time due to corona pandemic, BJP all over India helped people through various activities. Telangana BJP karyakartas provided food and essential commodities to needy people, daily wage earners and migrants through programmes like “Feed the Needy”. They also provided medicines and helped people in getting medical care. They continued helping people of Hyderabad during floods. Party has been working at ground level since many years. Party encouraged hardworking, dedicated karyakartas. The example being Bandi Sanjay, grass root dedicated karyakarta, being appointed as State President.

TRS took people for granted and became a family party. KCR is chief minister and president of TRS. The son of K.C.R Mr. K. T. Rama Rao is the IT minister of state and working president of TRS. Nephew of CM K.C.R Mr. Harish Rao is the Finance minister of state. The daughter of CM KCR Smt. K. Kavitha who lost MP election was made MLC by TRS government. Many positions and posts are held by the relatives of CM KCR. The entire administration was in hands of one family like Nawab era. People who took part in Telangana agitation were side-lined along with their aspirations. The promises like two bed room flats, government jobs, money transfer for farmers, etc. made by KCR were not fulfilled. There is not much development of infrastructure like roads, canals, hospitals, schools, etc. in the state. CM KCR initially refused to take strict action on corona crisis and dismissed as a normal seasonal viral fever which gets cured by paracetamol. During lockdown also Telangana government  handled the situation in an indolent way.

Bihar Elections

The assembly elections of Bihar were held in three phases through October- November 2020. The elections gained significance as they were the first elections conducted after corona lockdown. The main contest was between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising of  4 parties of BJP, Janata Dal United (JDU), Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM), Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) and Mahagathbhandhan (MGB) comprising of 5 PARTIES OF Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), congress, CPI, CPM and CPI – ML. It was a tough election as NDA CM Mr.Nitish Kumar was in the ruling government for 3 terms continuously and has to face anti-incumbency. Most of media and political activists analysed that MGB will win with good majority. Even the haircut of Mr.Tejaswi Yadav was projected prominently by some prominent national media. Almost all opinion polls and exit polls predicted easy win for MGB. Again, the results shocked media & political analysts, but not people. NDA won 125 seats out of 243 seats. 

BJP won 74 out of 110 seats contested with a winning strike rate of 67.27%, improving seat count by 21. JDU won 43 out of 115 seats contested with a winning strike rate of 37.3% and a decreased seat count of 28. RJD won 75 out of 144 seats contested 75 out of 144 seats with a winning strike rate of 52% and a decreased seat count of 5. Clearly people of Bihar have voted for BJP and policies of Narendra Modi government. In spite of merging as the bigger partner of alliance, BJP supported Mr. Nitish Kumar as CM as was decided before elections. This is the ethical stand of BJP party, which is rare in politics. Before elections media and political parties went on a cacophony of migrant issue in lockdown being detrimental to BJP. Post elections analysis shows that the steps taken by Modi government to take care migrants, daily wage earners and down trodden during lockdown helped the needy and played important role in the mandate.

By poll Results across India – BJP won 41 / 59 seats

In the by-elections conducted in 11 states in October – November 2020 BJP or ally swept 7 out of 11 states winning 41 out of 59 elections. In Gujarat BJP won total 8 seats. In UP BJP won total 6 seats. In MP BJP won 19 out of 28 seats. In Manipur BJP won 4 out of 5 seats. In Karnataka, BJP won total 2 seats. NDPP, ally of BJP, won 1 seat out of 2 in Nagaland.  

Local body election results

In Assam, BJP won 33 out of 40 students in Tiwa Autonomous Council elections. BJP won Panchayat and Zilla Parishad polls in Rajasthan. In Jammu and Kashmir BJP emerged as single largest party by winning 75 seats in District Block Council elections. BJP won 3 seats and made significant inroads in the Kashmir valley. BJP had an astounding victory in panchayat elections in Goa and Arunachal Pradesh.

“Vikas with Vishwas” – The only agenda of Modi Government

Modi government works along the lines of “Development with Dharma”. In six years, Modi government has launched several schemes and worked for the welfare of people from all sections of society. This year had an unexpected crisis in the form of Corona which caused devastation in all fields globally. Corona crisis was handled in a very meticulous way by Modi government protecting lives and livelihoods by launching schemes like PM Garib Kalyan Yojana , Atma Nirbhar Abhiyan, etc. BJP governments in states also worked for welfare of people. People cannot be taken for granted. Parties like congress TRS, RJD, NC, PDP etc. have taken people for granted, neglected people and encouraged corruption. Family centric politics are ephemeral in present day. Many considered these elections as referendum for the way of handling of Modi government of corona crisis and lock down. If so, definitely people have recognised and supported the honest efforts of Modi Government for inclusive development of all amidst corona pandemic.

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State Executive Committee Member, State Media Panelist , State In-Charge for Policy & Research ,Mahila Morcha BJP Andhra Pradesh
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