After being defeated in Hydrabad, Delhi, Jwahar Lal Nehru Universities including the Bawana legislative election in NCT of Delhi the Bhartiya Janata Party suffered a political set back in the Gurugram Municipal elections as well by winning merely fourteen seats after claiming confirmed victory on the 30 seats out of the total 35.
About twenty independent candidates won in this civic poll and a lone seat was won by the Indian National Lok Dal. This is definitely a worrisome signal and a wake up call for BJP in Haryana say political analysts, particularly for the Khattar government who was recently blamed and accused for alleged favouritism to the infamous rapist Baba Ram Rahim Singh and his Dera Sacha Sauda as reported in section of the media.
After winning in several states of UP, Uttarakhand and forming governments in Goa, Manipur etc the moral of the ruling party BJP was quite high but the aftermath defeats in Bawana Assembly by poll in the national capital, JNU, DELHI and Hydrabad university elections of the BJP’ s frontal student wing ABVP followed by the recent defeat in Gurugram civic polls speaks of the fact that the the party is witnessing a downward slide in the literate and educated including the urban sections of the society which earlier used to be its strong holds.
This also reflects the fading charisma of the BJP leadership at the state as well as at the central level. The Congress had not contested the Gurugram civic poll but now its leaders claim that had it contested this time, the party would have secured the majority as majority of the independents who have won now would have not one and instead the Congress party candidates would have scored victories.
The election is the clear cut rejection of the ruling BJP and the Indian National Lok Dal who had been fighting against each other say the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ashok Tanwar. It may be recalled that after the vitiation of the communal environment of the country in the name of cow vigilantism and brutal lynchings at several places in the country compounded with killings of journalists and rise in petroleum products thus increasing inflation further with news of lowering of growth rate, the cumulative effect of all these factors did had a bearing in these elections leading to downslide in the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party’s image. What do you say friends?