Monday, April 22, 2024

BJP’s vote share in UP is even bigger than in 2017; AAP has more than Punjab to rave about

Even as Yogi Adityanath gets another five-year term at the helm of India’s most populous and politically most vital state Uttar Pradesh, the noticeable point was that the BJP bagged 44.6 per cent of the vote by 1 p.m, a significant 5 per cent improvement over the 2017 polls. 

This is the first government to get re-elected in UP in 37 years. Considerable increase in BJP’s vote share. From 39.7% in the 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections to 42.8% in 2019.

“BJP knows how to get votes so they won, but we are revolutionaries. Whichever govt comes, they should fulfill our demands. The new govt should work for farmers”, says Rakesh Tikait.

Home to about a fifth of India’s 135 crore people, UP sends the most legislators to parliament of any state.A majority for the BJP would make it the first party to get a consecutive second term in more than three decades.

“Many a jinx has been broken in these elections. First, that no govt returns in UP. Second, that incumbency can also win elections. Third, under Modi it’s been proven that elections can be fought under Development focus, rather than caste,” says MoS Jitendra Singh

Uttarakhand

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and Congress leader Harish Rawat has been defeated by BJP candidate Mohan Singh Bisht from the Lalkuan seat by a margin of over 14,000 votes.

Some exit polls have also predicted that Congress would finish ahead and cross the halfway mark in the 70-member Assembly.

Uttarakhand’s trend of changing state governments has ended today. For the first time ever, Uttarakhand has re-elected a state government. BJP has retained its vote share in Uttarakhand.

Punjab

A disgruntled Congress Lok Sabha MP Jasbir Singh Gill claimed that infighting, indiscipline, tickets for notes, workers disenchantment, inflated ego, and arrogance of leaders have mauled Congress in the state. 

Accusing AICC in-charge Harish Chowdhary and General Secretary Ajay Maken of unfair ticket distribution, Gill said “they pocketed notes, while Opposition pocketed votes” in the state. “Three months ago, Congress was sure of winning Punjab but after the entry of these two for ticket distribution, the party is ruined in the state,” he said.

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal trails by a margin of 10,526 votes from the Jalalabad seat

Navjot Sidhu trailing by 3376 votes in Amritsar East

Channi trailing on both seats – By 1980 votes in Chamkaur Sahib, by 10000 votes in Bhadaur

The BJP has improved its performance in Punjab. Its vote share has increased despite contesting as the senior partner in an alliance for the first time. 

Meanwhile former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who had left Congress to form his own party Punjab Lok Congress, congratulated AAP for their spectacular win in Punjab. 

AAP CM pick Bhagwant Mann wins Dhuri by over 50,000 votes

Goa

The BJP claimed it has the support of three independents – helping it cross the halfway mark in the 40-member house. 

“BJP will form the government in Goa; We will take MGP and independent candidates with us”, said Goa CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant.

Improvement in BJP’s vote share in Goa as compared to 2017. From 32.5% in 2017 to 33.6% in 2022.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant won the Sanquelim seat after a tough fight. 

Goa Independent candidate Dr. Chandrakant Shetye won the Bicholim seat. He declared his support to the BJP.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to meet Goa Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai today to stake claim for government formation in the state.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed victories on two seats in Goa, with party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal terming it the “beginning of honest politics in Goa”. 

“AAP wins two seats in Goa. Congratulations and best wishes to Capt Venzy and Er Cruz. Its the beginning of honest politics in Goa,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted. 

Manipur

Incumbent Chief Minister N Biren Singh of BJP registered a thumping victory from the Heingang constituency against Congress rival P Sharatchandra Singh by a margin of 17,000 votes. 

Improvement in BJP’s vote share in Manipur as compared to the 2017 assembly elections. From 36.3% in 2017 to 37.6% in 2022.

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