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BJP sweeps Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, MP, Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka & more

In most of these states, the BJP has replicated its 2014 performance, indicating a near-zero erosion of base.

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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) seems set to sweep at least 10 states across different regions in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, setting the stage for an easy surge past the halfway mark.

According to latest trends given out by CNN-News18, the BJP is leading in 287 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats, with its main rival Congress at just 53.

This performance has been facilitated by the BJP’s sweep in several states — from the north to the west, east to the south — despite losing some seats from its 2014 tally in the all-important Uttar Pradesh.

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The states

To begin with, the BJP seems to be sweeping the three heartland states it lost to the Congress in the 2018 assembly polls. In Rajasthan, trends show the BJP leading in all 25 seats, while in Madhya Pradesh, it is ahead in 26 of the 29 seats. In Chhattisgarh, it was leading in nine of 11 seats, as of 11.40 am.

In another state where the BJP failed to form a government in a recent assembly election — Karnataka, which went to the polls last May — it has surged way past its opponents, leading in 23 of the 28 seats.

In Maharashtra, meanwhile, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine is ahead of the Congress-NCP alliance more than decisively, with leads in as many as 44 of the 48 seats.

In Delhi and Haryana, the BJP seems set for a clean sweep with leads in all seven and 10 of the Lok Sabha constituencies, respectively.

The picture isn’t any different in PM Modi’s home state Gujarat, where the BJP is leading in all 26 seats. In Assam, meanwhile, where the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was expected to dampen the NDA’s prospects, it seems to be doing exceedingly well, ahead in 11 of the 14 seats. In the state, there are several Muslim-dominated constituencies that have kept the hopes of regional outfit AIUDF, of Badruddin Ajmal, as well as the Congress, alive.

Even in Jharkhand, the NDA is ahead in 11 seats, against the UPA’s leads in three.

Also read: Early Lok Sabha trends show BJP-led NDA leading in 274 seats, past majority mark

What this means

The BJP’s performance across these states indicates that PM Modi’s popularity, combined with the twin pitch of a shrill national security rhetoric along with the welfare narrative, seems to have worked.

In most of these states, the BJP has replicated its 2014 performance, indicating a near-zero erosion of its base.

Also read: BJP gets the better of Mamata in Bengal, leads in 15 seats


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  1. Despite all their show of unity, looks like the opposition didn’t take the BJP really seriously. BJP itself knew that it was in trouble, so Amit Shah went out of his way to placate parties in Bihar and Maharashtra. In Bihar it gave 5 or 6 of the seats it had won in 2014 to Nitish Kumar’s JDU to keep him happy. Ram Vilas and his son were acting pricey, so instead of acting pricey in return because the BJP was a larger party, a special plane was sent to ferry them for talks. Similar gestures were made to Shiv Sena in maharashtra.

    The opposition on the other hand felt they could throw their weight around, each of them. Lalu Prasad thought Kanhaiya Kumar will become too big, so he fielded a candidate in Begusarai, which helped Giriraj Singh. Now we once again have this thoroughly obnoxious man at hand who will send many of us to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi and AAP, despite saying all the right things about wanting to defeat the BJP, couldn’t come together in Delhi and Haryana, cut each other’s votes and gave all the seats to the Hindu headline party which will now think it has all the reasons to become more hardline. Mayawati couldn’t hide her darling ambition to be India’s prime minister and just last evening sent the word around for whoever in the opposition was listening ; Rahul Gandhi had expressed a similar desire many months ago and again had Ghulam Nabi reiterate it only a few days back; as a result, Mayawati saw Rahul as an enemy within, so made it very clear to Akhilesh that she didn’t want the Congress in mahagatthbandhan; so they all cut each other’s votes and gave the UP to the BJP on a platter.

    Akhilesh persistently made the right comment that Congress should show a big heart. Rahul didn’t think so. Mayawati was on her own trip, and for some queer reasons, Sheela Dixit too dreamt to be on a trip to the chair of Delhi. These three are the Jaichands of modern India.

    Now the ball is squarely in Narendra Modi’s court – – whether he wants to go more berserk, or become more sagacious. Both these traits a fulfilment of ambition can impart. It will depend entirely on what substance he is made of.

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