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- 17,000 Defeat in Damoh, A Call for the Political Future of the BJP; Shivraj’s Style Of Work Changed A Lot Compared To The Previous Term
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The biggest influence of Corona is in the urban area and in Damoh region, the BJP candidate has lost in both urban and rural areas. (File photo)
The defeat of the BJP by 17 thousand votes in Damoh by-election is a reminder of the political future. Despite the campaign of more than 20 ministers and all the legislators on this seat, this defeat can be called shocking. Usually, the ruling party has more chances to win in the by-elections, as it does not have the scarcity of resources. This result is also important because between July and October elections will be held in the state for municipal corporations, municipalities, zilla panchayats and then district panchayats.
While local issues will have an impact on these elections, during the corona, there will be a public opinion on the management of the government. The election results of local bodies in Uttar Pradesh have made it clear. If we talk about 2014, BJP has a monopoly in the urban area of the state. At that time, the BJP had captured all 16 municipal corporations. Similarly, out of 381 municipal councils and councils, BJP had won 291 and Congress had won only 90 places.
Traditionally, the urban area of the state is considered to be under the influence of the BJP and in the rural areas, the Congress gives a tough fight to the BJP. But, Corona’s biggest influence is in the urban area and in Damoh region, the BJP candidate has lost badly in both urban and rural areas. The vote difference of 17 thousand is so big that even the internal politics of the party cannot be held responsible for it. It is also special that the losing BJP candidate Rahul Lodhi won the 2019 election by seven and a half hundred votes when he was the Congress candidate, this time he has lost many times bigger than that.
On the other hand, after the fall of the government in 2019, Kamal Nath is continuously active in the politics of the state and he has complete control over the party. This is also a matter of concern for the BJP. Shivraj Singh Chauhan has now changed his working style considerably compared to the previous term. Previously, where he used to be in election mode every day, now due to Corona, he is busy in VC and review meetings. When they enter the electoral fray, they will face many new challenges at the ground level. BJP has a strong machinery and team to win elections, but everything will depend on how they plan their strategy in the coming days.