Election results in Five States: Road to 2019

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The election results pertaining to 5 of the Indian states day had unveiled a very interesting turn of events. Here on Social Rush, we are providing the updates on the election results of Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, and Madhya Pradesh.

Congress is leading in two states- Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Congress has won 46 seats in Rajasthan and with a lead of 51 seats. While in Mizoram, the Mizo National Front or MNF has got the majority. The Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot has said they will arrange a meeting tomorrow to form the government in the state. In Telangana, TRS has won with a high margin. K Chandrasekhar Rao led Telangana Rashtra Samithi is well on its way to form the new assembly in the Telangana state. However, there is yet a close race going on between the Congress and the BJP in Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has sent in his resignation and has taken up the entire responsibility for the defeat.

The road to 2019:

This election result of 5 states is definitely going to have a great impact on the 2019 General Elections.

Now, let’s analyse the data (since elections are always a game of arithmetic) and see what these mean for 2019.

The election results in 5 states have almost predicted the result of 2019 elections with only UP being the last hope for the BJP among the big states as even in Maharashtra, Shiva Sena might contest without the alliance with BJP thereby weakening BJP’s chances for a clean sweep in the state. Even if BJP wins in UP, it will be very tough to form the government. Having said that, it will be interesting to see if the Congress party would project a more competent candidate for the PM position than the legitimate heir of India’s only surviving dynasty.

I believe that mere development strategies aren’t enough to fetch votes. It may seem too early to write off Narendra Modi and the BJP from the 2019 electoral battle based on just five assembly election results. But India has surely turned away from the BJP and a beginning has been made in the five states for a bigger change in May-June 2019. These election results are surely a curtain raiser to 2019 when India may usher in a ‘BJP-mukt Bharat’.

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