In a few days, one of India’s wealthiest states, Gujarat, will go for the general elections. While the Bharatiya Janata Party wants to record another sensational ballot box victory, the ruling party in Delhi Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) wants to spoil BJP’s plans and form the government as it did in Punjab.
Ahead of the Gujarat elections, AAP saw encouraging results as it stood at the second position in the recent Haryana Panchayat poll. The results were out the other day which say that BJP won 22 seats while AAP emerged victorious in over 15 seats.
Winning over 15 seats is a big win for AAP as it contested 100 seats in the Panchayat polls. On the other hand, BJP contested 102 seats and won 22 seats. Despite contesting in fewer seats compared to the ruling party BJP, AAP managed to secure a second position.
Though the Bharatiya Janata Party is in power in Haryana it managed to win just 22 seats while the AAP won 15 seats. Though both parties failed to win the polls, AAP showing its impact in the Panchayat polls is a key takeaway for the party. However, we have to accept the fact that the regions where AAP won are very close to Delhi.
With this energy, AAP might aggressively take on the BJP and bank highly on the Parishad elections saying that the voters in Haryana did not support the BJP.
Looking at the issue from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s point of view the Panchayat Elections is a big letdown as it marks the worst ever performance in the past eight years.
The saffron party came to power in Haryana in 2014 and in the last eight years, it did not register such a dissatisfactory performance in the polls. While losing the majority of seats in the polls is a big shock, the saffron party lost all the seats in the Panchkula region.
BJP lost 10 out of 24 seats in the Sirsa region. This is a wake-up call for the party to focus on various things as Haryana will go for the Assembly polls soon. Ahead of this, the Bharatiya Janata Party lost the polls despite being in power in the state.