In a major setback to the ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of three states viz; Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the party was uprooted terribly by it’s biggest rival, Congress party, on Tuesday after the result for Legislative Assembly Election 2018 unfolded by evening. The initial trend hinted at Congress party winning the 3 states clearly, however, the fight got intense gradually. The election result for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, especially, was no less than a tug-of-war where both the political rivals, BJP and Congress party, weighed heavy in their side one after the other.
The thrill, Madhya Pradesh created was nothing less than a India-Pakistan cricket match where every second and every minute brought a change in the win/lose of the two largest party of the country. Chhattisgarh, however, gave a clear mandate to the Congress party right from the beginning, which made the BJP’s stand worrisome. In a nail-biting situation in Madhya Pradesh, the state failed to give a clear mandate to either of the parties. The Congress party, however, has emerged as the single largest party in the state with just 2 seats short to touch the magic number of 116to form it’s government. The Congress committee is going to meet to decide the permutation and combination over the states’ mandate to form it’s government in all the three states.
The rest of the two states, Telangana and Mizoram, which also went into polling along with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, gave the mandate to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with 88 seats and Mizo National Front (MNF) with 28 seats respectively. Both the regional parties kept the BJP and Congress party far away from the mandate. The MNF made a remarkable performance and uprooted the Congress party from Mizoram which had it’s ruling in the state. With this, Congress party was shown the door from the whole of North-East part of the country.
Let’s have a look at the scoreboard for each of these 5 states
The Congress party, which had been seeing losses-after-losses came back strong by it’s thrilling performance in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The performance of the party is pivotal since the nation is just few months away from the general election 2019. The one sided battle has just converted into a tough fight, with Rahul Gandhi making a strong comeback. We wait for more to come in the coming days as there’s a lot of upheaval in the Indian politics waiting to thrill us.