Lukhnow: Assembly election results 2022, proved that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is still a strong force in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not just in Hindi heartland but also in non-Hindi regions like Goa and North-East too.
BJP had won 255 seats in Uttar Pradesh out of its 403 assembly seats, while Samajwadi Party (SP) won 111 seats. Only two people won on Congress symbol here.
Lekhimpur Kheri, where son of a Modi cabinet minister was accused off mowing down farmers, BJP won from all its eight assembly constituencies.
However, even after winning back UP, its deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya lost his seat.
Out of the 70 seats in Uttarakhand, it won 47 seats. Here Congress could only get 19. Significantly, even after getting a majority of its own, BJP’s chief minister Pushkar Dhami could not save his own seat.
The win also broke a norm – no political party has continued its second consecutive term in the state.
In Goa, BJP won 20 seats out of 40, while Congress got only 11 seats. The Ruling BJP will need only one seat to get the majority.
In Manipur, the only northeast state which went to poll among the five states, BJP won seats and was leading on 4 out of 60 assembly seats. Congress could get 5 here. Here Janta Dal-United (JDU) won more seats than Congress by securing 6, while the local National People’s Party won 5 seats.
But the major change happened in Punjab, where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 92 out of 117 seats while the incumbent Congress was reduced to mere 18 seats. Here, Congress’ CM Charanjit Singh Channi lost on both seats he contested.
AAP also won two seats in Goa and with its vote share the ruling party in Delhi now gets closure to become a national party. But, the party’s CM candidate in Goa and Uttarakhand could not win their seats.
After getting Punjab, AAP can play a major role in opposition politics in India, and for 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Congress’s Rahul Gandhi will have a tough time both in and outside the party for his and party’s future politics.
In Delhi, PM Modi said after assembly election results that it is a verdict of pro poor policies of BJP ruled states. He also mentioned that with the win in four different parts of India, BJP got blessings from every corner of the country.