Indian Election Semi-Final: 5 States Assemblies Election Results: Congress Wins Semi Final by 3-2: India State Assembly Election: Covering it live: Sheila Dixit Made History in Delhi: 3rd term for Sheila Dixit: Second Term for Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Raman Singh: Taste of India’s mood: CongressI wins in Delhi, Rajasthan and Mizoram. BJP Retains MP and Chhattisgarh.
It’s been a long day for me, but a good one. As picture is very clear now Congress I has won this semi- final from BJP. I am awake since early morning to get ready for long busy day as I really wanted to cover live elections results on my blog and to be honest I did ok, as it was a first time I was trying to cover any live election result and that also with very limited resources and on my own. So yes I guess I did reasonably well. It’s been real hard task to keep an eye on both sets of television and computer monitor for trends and results and updating blog with comments and trends, projections and results at the same time, but I enjoyed it so all good for me. So now dust has cleared from the states election results, I have decided that to take break now and will do full analysis about this election in coming days.
Here are quick comments and my views on this election results: Before I go to bed……..
Congress I: Voter’s came out in Delhi to elect states favorite lady leader. It’s a hat-trick for Mrs. Sheila Dixit. Many many Congratulations to Mrs. Dixit. People here in Delhi did voted for progress and development, no doubt about it. In Mizoram Congress I came back in Power after a decade, Peace, prosperity and development message by Rahul Gandhi did wonders for Congress I in this small north eastern state of India. Rajasthan a big fish in Congress I net, Mr Ashok Gahlot did really well and did managed to over throw Maharani Vasundhara from her sandy castle. I do agree Congress I did got help from rebels of BJP party but this is also true that bad governance of state by Maharani Vasundhara Raje is also been a factor for Congress I victory.
In my opinion Congress I won three states because of their strong local regional leadership and clear cut communication with voters. In Madhya Pradesh Congress I lost because of internal fight and no strong local leadership. Since DigVijay Singh moved to centre from MP after losing last assembly elections, Congress I is not able to find any strong regional leaders. I would like to remind my reader’s that same thing happened when most of the regional leaders of congress I from Up and Bihar choose to move centre whenever they lost elections in state assembly, so that they can have some positions in party and live comfortably in Delhi instead of working with local people in states on local issues. Because of absence of strong regional worker’s, leaders and of course some selfish leader’s from UP and Bihar states, Congress I existence in UP and Bihar states is almost equal to null in today’s national political scenario. So Congress needs to chalk out plan for MP as soon as possible before it gets too late. I just hope congress I will take MP and Chhattisgarh results as an alarming bell and try to figure out strong regional and local leader’s if they really wish to make a comeback in Lok sabha elections and don’t want similar kind of situation they have in UP and Bihar.
BJP: Phew they were dreaming of winning all four states with clear majority, but unfortunately only managed to retain 2 states Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and in realty they lost one state Rajasthan to Congress I because of their over confidence and India Burning Slogan. I guess BJP didn’t learned from their past mistakes, I still remember in last Lok Sabha elections they were over confident with “India shining” slogan and we all know the shining results. Same thing or should I say same mistake…they did it again, At least in two states only difference was, this time they didn’t said India Shinning but came up with new slogan India Burning and tried hard to politicize the whole terrorism issue and lost the plot somewhere.
I do understand people do consider Terrorism as an issue in elections but in local assembly election people are more bothered about local development issues and local employment. In Delhi BJP did negative campaign, talk nothing about development, complained about BRT, Terrorism, Inflation and recession. And we have results of Delhi in front of us; people here are more concerned about Development and Progress. You just can’t win election on one topic or issue; you need to have broader strategy to win elections. By choosing one topic and playing with sentiments of people might help to gather lil bit more support but I don’t think it will help in winning elections with majority mark.
BJP did well Madhya Pradesh and in Chhattisgarh, reason is very simple they didn’t talked much about national issue like terrorism and inflation, they talked about their work, state development issues and stick united, my heartiest congratulations to both the leaders of states Mr. Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Mr.Raman Singh.
So in short, I just hope BJP will learn lesson this time and in coming elections they will come up with more strategic issues and won’t try to play with people sentiments again by bring religion or terrorism issue.
BSP: Not much to say as I will only say two lines: Dare to say there is a new national political machine in the country now? They did manage to do well this time, but if BSP really want to present herself as political force in national politics they have come out from cast vote bank politics and start thinking out of box.
That’s all from my side on these elections results. Big Thanks to all my readers and well wisher’s. Its almost 4 AM here in India now I better go and catch some sleep, as tomorrow is also a big and long day for me. You people have a great day ahead and keep coming back. Thanks once again to all of you out there………………….
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