The humongous victory of the Bhartiya Janata Party in 14 out of 16 municipal mayoral elections and also the landslide victory in majority of the municipal councils under the leadership of the Uttar Pradesh Chief minister and a saffron robed saint turned politician Yogi Adityanath who represented Gorakhpur for five terms as an elected member of parliament in the Lok Sabha has made one thing unambiguos that even after the demonetisation and GST the Modi factor is still relevant in the Indian politics at grassroots of Uttar Pradesh and those at the lowest ebb of the society including the farming and trading community including the government servants and those in private jobs are happy and pleased with the leadership of Yogi Adityanath who is at the helm of the affairs in the largest state of the country for the last eighth month or so.
These election results with a resounding majority in the Ayodhya Faizabad municipal corporation also reflects clearly that the electorates are fully under the influence of saffron effect and the factor of majoriatarianism did played a pivotal role in voting in favourof BJP wedded to the cause of Ram Lala and subsequent construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya despitethe fact that the matter is still subjudiced. Though it is a known fact that the elections of municipal corporations and councils are usually fought on local issues of development but the way Uttar Pradesh Chief minister has made these elections a prestige issue and campaigned extensively through more than 136 public meetings and also assured the electorates on development plank apart from other significant issues it’s now absolutely clear that the voters at the ground level have for the second time reposed full fledged support to his leadership compounded with Modi charisma.
In a way the mandate in the UP municipal elections to BJP has been the mandate for development, law and order improvement and the dynamic and dashing leadership of PM Narendra Modi as well as the UP CM Yogi Adityanath. This victory therefore is bound to have a positive impact in the ensuing Gujarat elections going to poll on 9th and 14th December as well where the Bhartiya Janata Party has almost concentrated fully with more than fifty ministers and myriad number of national and regional leaders relentlessly campaigning to counter the ongoing influence and political jaggernaut of Nehru Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi, Patidar leader Hardik Patel, OBC and Dalit leaders Alpesh Thakur and Bhavesh Jignesh. The way the BJP has established its overwhelming majority in majority of the Uttar Pradesh Corporation and Council elections winning mayoral seats in 14 out of 16 municipal corporations and keeping the Congress at distant third with SP and BSP second and third clearly speaks of the fact that no single anti BJP opposition party can counter the latter in any election singularly till the entire opposition do not unite together forgetting their political and ideological differences.
This election result is definitely a dangerous signal for Congress and other UPA partners of the country for 2019 general elections. If the trend of pro BJP voting continues unabatedly in the same manner as are the results in the largest state of the country, UP then there is no doubt that the ruling party at the centre and Uttar Pradesh is all set to win the national elections of 2019 as well.
Keeping in view the incessant triumph of the BJP right from the elections of the various states starting from replacing Congress from its citadel in Assam to repeating in Rajasthan and Chattisgarh to badly defeating the ruling party SP and BSP from its strong political haven UP to Uttarakhand, again compelling the Congress to bite the dust and forming BJP governments in GOA and Manipur despite losing at the hands of its permanent bete noire Congress and finally the landslide victory in UP municipal elections it has now become absolutely clear that Narendra Modi’s streak to win has in no way lessened but has instead gained a further momentum making everyone shocked, astonished and surprised. If the victory streak still continues in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as well where results are expected on 19th December it would almost be confirmed that 2019 will also be Modi’s way, repeating again the top slot for the second time in succession after his assuming the most important office of the the prime ministership of India, the world’s largest democracy in 2014 against all odds and heightened challenges. What’s your take on this friends?