Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Public Anger Against The BJP Evident, Says Opposition On Bypoll Debacle

Friendship with Congress will continue: SP president By-poll results are clear message to BJP: Akhilesh
Andrew Cummings | 16 March, 2018, 01:07

Sporting the "brand SP" red cap, Akhilesh Yadav merely waved at the waiting media on his return and said nothing. This incident was raised in the ongoing sessions in both Uttar Pradesh Assembly and in Lok Sabha by the opposition parties. Even if the BJP's defeat is not the direct result of this omission, it is bound to tighten Modi's grip over the party.

"Congratulations to the winners of today's by-elections". While the CPM had come second in the Sabang Assembly bypoll, the BJP pulled took the spot and increased its vote share during the Uluberia Lok Sabha and Noapara Assembly bypolls.

A senior Congress leader who wished anonymity said, "Rahul Gandhi will be meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss on coalition".

According to NDTV analysis, in Uttar Pradesh, the vote for the SP - supported by the BSP - is a huge positive swing of 9 per cent to 10 per cent higher than their combined vote in 2014.

Urging people not to let political outfits like the BJP come to power again, the BSP chief said most people were disappointed with the performance of the BJP-led government at the Centre and warned them against "false and tempting poll promises".

A government that troubles people is pulled down and this government has created problems and led to fear in the people, Yadav added.

Manoj Yadav, leader of Samajwadi Party asserted that this was the victory of Samajwadi-BahujanSamaj Party coalition which is not only a coalition of two leaders but that of people. She congratulated both Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Twitter.

Friendship with Congress will continue: SP president

Lalu Prasad's RJD retained Araria Lok Sabha in Bihar, the results for which was also announced on Wednesday.

"Together We are fighting".

Counting of votes for the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha by-elections started at Gorakhpur University at 8am. Over and above that, there is the question of the BJP having enough time to regroup and play on the divisions both within these parties and between them. However, now the BJP is trailing on both the seats. As per Phulpur, it was not BJP's strong suit, but with two heavyweight politicians losing their seats, it sends a very negative and depressing message.

SP's victory in UP by-elections with BSP's support may provide fresh energy to the moves for opposition unity, but a broader alliance between the two traditional rivals from India's most populous state may still be a long way away. "This is the victory of our common ideology", he said, while speaking to reporters.

CPI (M) MP Mohammed Salim also welcomed the outcome of the bypolls and said it would have its impact on next year's Lok Sabha polls.

Shocked by the surprise defeat, Yogi had on Wednesday too attributed it to "overconfidence" of the party and had called for an in-depth analysis of the causes.

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