The results of the Lok Sabha and Assembly by-elections held in some states of the country have generated panic in political circles. Political analysts and political parties find these results unexpected. By winning the Sangrur Lok Sabha in Punjab, as well as the Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has broken the bastion of the SP. Rampur has been considered a stronghold of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and Azamgarh SP. SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav has great faith in Azamgarh. But the BJP has shown that by defeating SP candidate Dharmendra Yadav in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh has now become a stronghold of Yogi Adityanath. Whether it’s Azamgarh or Rampur, now Yogi and BJP will work here.
The victory of BJP candidate Ghanshyam Lodhi from the seat of Rampur Lok Sabha has given strength to Azam Khan’s front. SP trusted Azam Khan to Rampur. But the audience has broken Azam Khan’s aura along with SP’s confidence. In Azamgarh, Akhilesh Yadav had sent his cousin Dharmendra Yadav instead of a local SP leader. From this it is clear that now the political ground of SP and the Mulayam family has fallen to UP.
In fact, overconfidence gave the Samajwadi Party a taste of the defeat in Lok Sabha’s by-elections in its Azamgarh and Rampur strongholds, as well as the Aam Aadmi Party in Sangrur in the Punjab. The head of the SP, Akhilesh Yadav, did not go to Rampur or Azamgarh to campaign. Azamgarh’s seat was left vacant only after the resignation of Akhilesh Yadav. While UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned aggressively.
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SP Rampur strongman Azam Khan has been in prison for more than two years but did not hire any members of his family to appear in the Rampur Lok Sabha seat, which he won in 2019. The reason for Rampur’s defeat reflects Azam Khan’s absence from the political scene over the past two years. But to say this is a simplification of the whole question. Azam Khan does not want any other Muslim leader to emerge in Rampur. That is why he did not apply the necessary power for victory.
The Bharatiya Janata Party will see this as a public recognition for its “bulldozer action” and “tougher approach” against criminals in Uttar Pradesh, with the opposition expressing mostly outrage on social media. The BJP also sees this victory as a reversal of the momentum of Lok Sabha’s 2019 elections. When of the 73 seats it won in 2014, its number had dropped to 64 of the 80 seats. Lok Sabha’s strength from NDA to UP has now increased.
The SP-led alliance had vindicated the rebirth of its party in the state by winning 125 seats in this year’s assembly elections in UP, while the NDA dropped from 325 seats in 2014 to 273 , but the BJP won the state assembly election. no less honorable. The BJP will now use the victory of Lok Sabha’s two by-elections as proof that the so-called SP base is nothing more than a rumor. And under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath, the BJP remains very strong in Uttar Pradesh.
In addition, it should be noted that SP won the seats of Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha in 2019 in alliance with BSP. This time, the BSP presented the elections separately and its candidate Shah Alam got about 30% of the votes in Azamgarh, reducing the chances of the Samajwadi party here. In Rampur, the BJP had a direct contest with SP and its candidate Ghanshyam Lodhi had won.
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After a clean sweep in the Punjab three months ago, the Sidhu Moosewala massacre has diminished the influence of the Aam Aadmi Party on the people of the Punjab and the vote in Sangrur seems to be against the poor state of order and law in the state. The defeat is a political humiliation for Prime Minister Bhagwant Mann, who occupied that seat of Lok Sabha twice, also winning in 2019, when the AAP was defeated in Punjab.
The AAP also hurt the Dhuri assembly constituency of the Sangrur seat won by Mann three months ago. He asked Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Supreme Minister Arvind Kejriwal to campaign and do a road show in the Sangrur by-elections, but the damage was already done. AAP officials suspect that Congress and the BJP transferred their votes to the head of SAD (Amritsar) and winning candidate Simranjit Singh Mann, leading to a shocking defeat for the AAP.
This loss comes as a wake-up call to the AAP in Punjab and reflects an urgent need to improve the law and order situation. However, the AAP remains strong in Delhi, comfortably winning the seat of Rajinder Nagar, who left Raghav Chadha vacant.
BJP retains ground in Tripura, the failure of the TMC campaign
Despite replacing Prime Minister Biplab Deb and turning Manik Saha into Prime Minister last month, the BJP managed to win three of the four seats in the state assembly a year before the assembly elections. These polls were seen as a sort of semi-final before the assembly elections and both TMC and Congress launched a scathing attack on the party by changing its prime minister.
Congress has won a seat in the assembly in Tripura. TMC’s vigorous campaign in the state was a failure despite high-profile visits from its leader Abhishek Banerjee. TMC could only get 2.8% of all votes in these four by-elections.