BJP rides 'Modi magic' to clinch MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh; Cong bags Telangana consolation
New Delhi: Boosting the prospects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2024 general elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India won a huge victory, clinching three of the four states, for which Assembly elections were held in the last week of November.
While the BJP won the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh convincinly, Congress managed to bag the southern state of Telangana, allowing the party a face-saving reprieve.
As per the latest trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks all set to sweep Madhya Pradesh, win Rajasthan, and also bag Chhattisgarh proving many exit polls that predicted a tight contest wrong.
In Madhya Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 166 seats; Congress 63 seats.
In Rajasthan, BJP won in 115 constituencies, while Congress won in 70 seats.
In Chhattisgarh Congress won 34 seats, whereas BJP won 56.
In Telangana Congress won in 64 seats, incumbent BRS has managed to win 40 seats and BJP 9 seats.
The assembly polls in these states were touted as a semi-final contest ahead of the general elections in less than six months.
On the BJP’s impressive performance in the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the results indicate that “Indians are firmly with politics of good governance.” As party workers celebrated bursting crackers, beating drums and distributing sweets, he said the efforts to divide people on the basis of caste did not work. Those abusing the investigating agencies have been rejected too, he said.
सपने नहीं हकीकत बुनते हैं, तभी तो सब मोदी को चुनते हैं!— BJP (@BJP4India) December 3, 2023
Victory celebrations at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. https://t.co/IHZIQB5xXe
The Congress is in celebratory mode in Telangana as trends show the party is well ahead of K Chandrashekar Rao’s Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).
LIVE:ఎన్నికల ఫలితాలపై టీపీసీసీ అధ్యక్షులు రేవంత్ రెడ్డి గారి ప్రెస్ మీట్— Telangana Congress (@INCTelangana) December 3, 2023
A TOI report said that Telangana Chief Minister and working president of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), K Chandrasekhar Rao, has accepted his party's loss. The party also tweeted thanking the people for giving them the opportunity to serve for the past 10 years. The latest trends indicate that Congress secured victory in 64 out of the total 119 assembly seats.
పదేళ్ళ పాటు రాష్ట్రానికి సేవ చేసే అవకాశం కల్పించిన తెలంగాణ ప్రజలకు హృదయపూర్వక కృతజ్ఞతలు 🙏— BRS Party (@BRSparty) December 3, 2023
Thank you, Telangana, for giving us the opportunity to serve you for 10 years. pic.twitter.com/qmGp6rW76R
Despite a less-than-stellar performance in Telangana, the BJP managed to inflict significant damage in the closely watched Kamareddy Assembly constituency.
KV Ramana Reddy has emerged victorious, overcoming outgoing Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, widely hailed as the 'father of Telangana,' and the newly-appointed state chief of the Congress, Revanth Reddy, who played a pivotal role in orchestrating his party's success.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 3, 2023
Reacting to the trends, which indicate a setback for the Congress, the party's national president, Mallikarjun Kharge, referred to it as a "temporary setback." He stated that the party would now focus on gearing up for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.x
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) December 3, 2023
He said the party fought a spirited campaign in these states and thanked Congress workers as well as the people who voted for the party.
He thanked the voters in Telangana, who ensured a sound victory for Congress while allowing the party a face-saving reprieve amid a three-state loss against the BJP.
As BJP inches closer to victory in Madhya Pradesh, MP CM Shivraj Chouhan said his government did not allow the anti-incumbency factor to damage BJP's prospects by ensuring good governance and effective implementation of state and central schemes.
"We knew that as far as Madhya Pradesh is concerned, given the public welfare schemes of our double-engine government - people's blessings will be with us."
"I am confident that their blessings will be with the BJP, and we will form the government with an absolute majority," he said.
माननीय राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री जेपी नड्डा जी, आपकी शुभेच्छाओं के लिए मध्यप्रदेश की जनता जनार्दन की ओर से हार्दिक आभार।— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) December 3, 2023
जनता ने भाजपा की लोक कल्याणकारी योजनाओं और विकास पर जो अभूतपूर्व विश्वास दिखाया है, वह अद्भुत व अद्वितीय है।
आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी के… https://t.co/aLeDz8HYUW
Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje thanked BJP president JP Nadda for the victory.
"This marks the triumph of the state's people who have rejected the misgovernance of Congress and embraced the good governance of the BJP. Also, this victory provides an opportunity for Prime Minister Modi to serve the nation's people in 2024," Raje stated.
भारतीय जनता पार्टी पर विश्वास जताकर अपना भरपूर आशीर्वाद देने के लिए राजस्थान परिवार का हार्दिक आभार। राजस्थान की जनता ने कांग्रेस के कुशासन को अपने वोट की चोट से करारा जवाब देकर हमेशा-हमेशा के लिए विदा कर दिया है।— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) December 3, 2023
यह जीत आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी के नेतृत्व एवं… pic.twitter.com/Jl3uVDVHNO
Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand, thanked the people of Telangana. “We graciously acknowledge the mandate of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan - the ideological struggle will continue. I extend my sincere gratitude to the people of Telangana - we are committed to fulfilling the promise of building a prosperous Telangana. A heartfelt thank you to all the party workers for their dedication and support," says a translated version of Gandhi's tweet.
मध्य प्रदेश, छत्तीसगढ़ और राजस्थान का जनादेश हम विनम्रतापूर्वक स्वीकार करते हैं - विचारधारा की लड़ाई जारी रहेगी।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 3, 2023
तेलंगाना के लोगों को मेरा बहुत धन्यवाद - प्रजालु तेलंगाना बनाने का वादा हम ज़रूर पूरा करेंगे।
सभी कार्यकर्ताओं को उनकी मेहनत और समर्थन के लिए दिल से शुक्रिया।
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