Congress Shocks Ruling BJP in Rajasthan

06 February, 2018, 14:39 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Rajasthan By Elections 2018 Results LIVE Updates: Congress continue his leads in Rajasthan, TMC starts celebration on Noapara

In May 2014, it had won the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Therefore, if the BJP was to lose these three bastions-where it has enjoyed power for a considerable period-the ramifications would be experienced in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Will the results trigger a rethink on simultaneous polls?

He insisted that the verdict was a rejection of the BJP. The Congress has fielded Karan Singh Yadav in Alwar, Raghu Sharma in Ajmer and Vivek Dhakad in Mandalgarh. Sharma garnered 611514 votes against Lamba's 527100.

Early updates demonstrate that the Congress is driving in Ajmer and Alwar and the BJP is ahead in Mandalgarh. Ajmer Lok Sabha Constituency, Congress leading by 24256.

The results in Alwar and Ajmer on Thursday suggested the tide might be turning around nine months before the Assembly elections in Rajasthan and 14 months before the big parliamentary battle. He congratulated his Rajasthan counterpart Sachin Pilot, AICC observer Avinash Pande and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot for the Congress victory in the state. The chief minister herself made many trips and concluded the campaign with road shows.

All three seats are linked to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's top lieutenants in Rajasthan - Pilot, CP Joshi and Jitendra Singh Bhanwar.


"We are proud that people have stood up against these forces of polarisation". But he lost to Sanwar Lal Jat, who died a year ago.

Yashwant Deshmukh, the founder of the polling agency, C-Voter, has predicted that the Congress would win 140 seats in the upcoming polls, leaving the BJP with a mere 53.

In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress once again upset the BJP calculations and romped home easily in both the bypolls. In Mandalgarh Congress won 39.5% of the vote and the BJP 32 % votes. With the collapse of the Left Front vote bank, it is the BJP that is emerging as a challenger. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate was pushed to the third spot and polled 1,38,792 votes. "TMC won both the Noapara and Uluberia by-elections". Around the time dates for these by-polls were announced, the question on everybody's mind was who would lead the Congress against Vasundhara Raje. The BJP candidate came second with 38,711 votes, while the CPI (M) candidate was slightly behind at third spot with 35,497 votes. A Congress rebel polled 23% of the votes.

Elsewhere, the BJP might have got some solace from bye-poll results in West Bengal.

Both Khanna and Parnami, however, refuse to consider it as a trailer of the assembly polls.

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