BJP stunned, as Congress sweeps Rajasthan Bypolls

BJP stunned, as Congress sweeps Rajasthan Bypolls

BJP stunned, as Congress sweeps Rajasthan Bypolls

After Thursday's results, all three will be held by the Congress.

Bye-elections in one assembly and two Lok Sabha seats were held in Rajasthan on Monday. Read Also: Rajasthan Bypolls 2018: BJP concedes defeat, Rahul Gandhi hails Congress show BJP leaders however described today's developments as a "shock", saying it was not expected. The party, which wrested power from the Congress in 2013 in Rajasthan, had 161 MLAs in the House of 200. This could have a major bearing on BJP national president Amit Shah's dream of bagging at least half the seats in the state in the next Lok Sabha polls. Implementation is most important and therefore a mismatch between a feasible proposal and its logical conclusion can only lead to a loss of credibility of the government. The party has yet to settle its primary leadership question. "I would suggest Prime Minister to ban it, it is the only solution". Things like these are hard to answer, " said the senior member.

On the opposite end, the victory comes as a big morale boost for the Congress.

The bypoll win has charged up the party in Rajasthan. The real beneficiary here has been the rebel Congress candidate. (The) public supported our sangharsh (struggle) and voted against the BJP. While the BJP has fielded Jaswant Singh Yadav, Congress has fielded Karan Singh Yadav. The Congress failed to win even one of the 25 seats in the desert state and the vote-share gap was 25 per cent. This, despite the fact that the BJP had fielded a Jat while the Congress had fielded a Brahmin.

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In the initial rounds of counting, the Congress established a lead Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats, while BJP maintained a lead on Mandalgarh Assembly seats. But, all the chief minister's horses and all her men could not save the BJP from a precipitous fall. When he did not contest in Ajmer - his old constituency - there was speculation that Pilot was scared.

Three, the BJP had stretched its every sinew in the election. This verdict will strengthen Pilot's hands. It should worry the BJP because this is an early sign that repeating its sw- eep of north and west India may not be possible.

In the 2014 general elections, Trinamool's Sultan Ahmed had defeated his closest opponent Sabiruddin Molla of the LF-backed CPI (M) by a little over two lakh votes.

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