Today, final counting of votes is going on in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. At both the states, the fight is tight between Congress and BJP. But in spite of that, BJP is going to form in both the states. Festive mood is in the party office of BJP. On various news channels, various leaders are giving their opinions and anchors are busy in handling the talk shows between two leaders of Congress and BJP.
Well, this time, BJP has managed to form the government for the consecutive sixth time but it has gone done in terms of number of seats. Last time, BJP was having 116 seats but this time it has come down to 98 seats. This means Congress was successful in penetrating the few places which were strong points for BJP. This is an alarming thing for the BJP. In democracy, they can’t take it anything for granted. I think they have to deliver the good work to the people of Gujrat if they want to be in power in 2022. But they have clean swiped the house in Himachal Pradesh. Unfortunately, their Chief Minister candidate has lost the election but they will manage with that. its their headache that how they will tackle with their problem.
I was going through some records. Well, in 2014, when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister then opposition parties said that its due to the Modi wave which was created by BJP to gain the majority. But I didn’t stand with their statement. Actually, people wanted to have change from the ten years continuous rule of Congress. A lot of scams happened during that regime. All of us know about those scams so I’m not going in details of that. public were unhappy with the Congress rule. This sentiment was encashed by the BJP. After that, Modi government has changed many things. Modi’s foreign tours were made as joke by the Congress led opposition parties. They said that Modi is interested in foreign tours only. But those tours have improved India’s image in world stage.
But after three and half years, down the line, I’m seeing another thing. Modi wave haven’t faded with the passage of time. Its going on and on. Opposition parties tried to get Modi government on demonetization and GST and other things but instead of that people are voting for BJP. After 2014, total in 18 states elections were conducted. Congress managed to get 2 states while BJP got 11 states. In total of 29 states, Congress is limited to just 4 states and BJP is in 18 states. Out of 18 states, in 14 states, BJP is having clear majority and in 4 states its junior coalition party. This itself shows that how much Congress led opposition parties are trying but Modi wave isn’t going to fade so soon.