Rajasthan election: Congress trounces BJP in Rajasthan; Mamata’s TMC wins big in Bengal

JAIPUR/KOLKATA: The and the TMC on Thursday swept the bypolls to three Lok Sabha and two assembly seats in Rajasthan and West Bengal by impressive margins, dealing a big blow to the BJP days ahead of assembly elections in three states.

The BJP came in for extreme drubbing in Rajasthan where it is considering a 2nd straight term, with Congress candidates thumping its candidates in 2 Lok Sabha and one assembly seats.

Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress+ quelled the BJP difficulty in West Bengal with ease as its candidates won the Uluberia Lok Sabha and Noapara assembly seats, trouncing their nearby saffron celebration competitors.

After making a remarkable turnaround in its electoral fortunes in neighbouring Gujarat late in 2015, the Congress set up a muscular efficiency in Rajasthan where its candidates wrested Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha and Mandalgarh assembly seats from the BJP by remarkable margins.

Karan Singh Yadav of the Congress trounced his nearest BJP competing Jaswant Yadav by a tremendous 1,96,496 votes in Alwar, while the primary opposition celebration’s candidate for Ajmer Raghu Sharma beat BJP’s Swaroop Lamba by an impressive margin of 84,414 votes, the state election office said.

The Congress’s Vivek Dhakad won the Mandalgarh assembly seat, defeating his nearby BJP competing Shakti Singh Hada by nearly 13,000 votes. Rebel Congress leader Gopal Malviya, who contested as an independent, stopped working to alter the outcome.

The defeat for the BJP came days after the release of period movie ‘Padmaavat’ which saw an upheaval of sorts in the state, with the influential Rajput community up in arms versus its screening, claiming it distorted historic truths and forecasted queen Padmini of Mewar in poor light.

Though the BJP federal government stood sturdily behind the Shree Rajput Karni Sena, which spearheaded the demonstration versus the film, to stall its release, the gesture did not pay off as the party lost the Ajmer seat that has significant population of Rajputs.

The current incidents of vigilantism in the name of cow security, consisting of the lynching of a Muslim guy Pehlu Khan in Alwar over claims of cow smuggling, appeared to have actually consolidated the minority neighborhood electorate behind the Congress.

The BJP had won all the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state in the 2014 basic elections.

The celebration, which wrested power from the Congress in Rajasthan in 2013, had 161 MLAs in your house of 200.

With today’s win, the Congress’s strength in the Lok Sabha has gone up to 48.

Buoyed by the results, a pleased Congress president Rahul Gandhi hailed the party’s Rajasthan system for its impressive show, calling the outcome a “rejection” of the BJP by the people.

“Well done Rajasthan Congress! Pleased with each and every one of you. This is a rejection of the BJP by the individuals of Rajasthan. #RajasthanByPolls,” Gandhi tweeted.

Well done Rajasthan Congress! Happy with all of you. This is a rejection of the BJP by the individuals of …– Workplace of RG (@OfficeOfRG)

1517482579000 The Congress’s electoral distress, nevertheless, continued in Mamata Banerjee’s castle of West Bengal where it finished a poor fourth in both Uluberia Lok Sabha and Noapara assembly constituencies. Both its prospects lost their security deposits.

The BJP, which is looking for to place itself as the chief opposition celebration, increased its vote share in both seats, with its prospects finishing second. CPM candidates ranked third.

TMC candidate Sajda Ahmed trounced Anupam Mallick of BJP by over 4.74 lakh votes in Uluberia Lok Sabha seat in Howrah district.

She protected 7,67,219 votes as against 2,93,018 votes bagged by the BJP prospect.

Sajda is the other half of TMC MP Sultan Ahmed, whose death necessitated the.

The BJP’s vote share in Uluberia doubled since the 2014 basic elections when its candidate had actually protected little bit over 1.37 lakh votes.

In Noapara assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district, TMC candidate Sunil Singh humbled his BJP competing Sandip Banerjee by over 63,000 votes.

The bypoll in Noapara was required following the death of sitting Congress MLA Madhusudan Ghose. The Congress had won the seat in the last polls but its candidate Gautam Bose could manage hardly 10,523 votes.

Assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland are slated later on this month.

The BJP, which has its governments in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, is seeking to make inroads into the three election- bound states.


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