Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#bypollresults:Love Jihad may not be working for #BJP but illegal immigration surely does

BJP on Tuesday suffered a major blow in the Assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, the States it had swept in the Lok Sabha polls four months ago, losing 13 of the 24 seats held by it.

The only solace for the BJP on an otherwise dismal day was its entry into the West Bengal Assembly.BJP candidate Shamik Bhattacharya won the Basirhat (South) seat in North 24-parganas district by a margin of 1,742 votes against his nearest Trinamool Congress rival and former Indian soccer captain Dipendu Biswas. The seat was earlier held by the CPI(M).

In Uttar Pradesh, out of 11 Assembly seats, the SP won seven seats and the BJP one. In Gujarat, the BJP won six seats and the Congress three, while in Rajasthan the Congress bagged three and the BJP one. In Andhra Pradesh, the ruling TDP retained the Nandigama seat.

BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi said Bangladeshi immigrants will be sent back if NDA comes to power.Modi's Speech on April 27,2014 in West Bengal.


People are the ultimate judges in democracy. There is a need for detailed analysis of these results. But it seems that ‘Love Jihad’ and the communal polarization politics of BJP have been rejected in North India and Gujarat as well. But the issue of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh is working in favour of BJP in WB and other state bordering Bangladesh. The win of BJP in Basirhat  Dakshin against strong opponent like TMC is testimony to this fact.