Congress/Voters stuns BJP in Rajasthan bye polls, Referendum on GST/Demonetization
The beleaguered Congress dealt a severe blow to BJP in the recently concluded Rajasthan bye polls. Winning both the parliamentary seats and one assembly seat, Congress Party has stunned the BJP and have demanded the resignation of Vasundra Raje on moral grounds. Voters in both parliamentary and assembly constituency have by and large completely rejected the Raje’s BJP party rule. It was a humiliating defeat for her and the party.
Sachin Pilot, the young Congress leader who led the campaign along with Ashok Gehlot, said it is referendum on BJP miss rule and it malfunctioning get at all levels. The sweeping get victory in Rajasthan bye elections will strengthen the Position of Pilot in the coming general elections and Rajasthan assembly election to be held in 2018. Under Sachin Pilot, the Congress party have been regularly winning Zila Parishad elections, beside leading BJP in the panchayat, bye polls in 19 districts. He has rightly announced his leadership qualities in Congress and strengthen Rahul Gandhi hands, in national politics. If Gehlot has been credited along with Rahul in reviving Congress in Gujarat, Sachin can take credit, for its revival in Rajasthan.
Congress took lead in all 17 segments of assembly, which was dubbed as semi finals before December assembly elections. Results clearly indicates a massive swing of votes in favour of Congress, in these bye polls. In Ajmer Raghu Sharma, Congress candidate won by a huge margin of 84414 votes. He demolished the BJP/RSS bastion in Ajmer by securing 51% votes. In Alwar Congress candidate Dr. Karan Singh won by a massive margin of 196496 votes, defeated sitting minister Jaswant Yadav. In Mandalgarh assembly seat Congress candidate Vivek Dakar won by 12796 votes.
Congress opens its account in Lok Sabha from Rajasthan. Earlier BJP had won all 25 seats. It is very important to note that this victory is clear indication of people displeasure with present state and central government and it’s policies. BJP after polarization on communal lines, took to polarization on caste lines. But the voters completely rejected it, in Rajasthan. It is also seen in BJP circles that the results shows RSS displeasure with Raje government and policies.
by Afzal Ali Shah Maududi, Editor