Though Congress lost miserably in Telangana and Mizoram election results, it gave a brave fight in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and is heading towards forming the government. The Indian National Congress has already won the majority in Chattisgarh and is fighting neck to neck in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh have been the strongholds of BJP for years until the 2018 elections, which reversed the card all of a sudden. This is the first time that Rahul Gandhi has produced a convincing victory against the duo of Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And the timing of the results, just before the 2019 general elections definitely puts BJP in caution while giving Congress the required boost.
In Chattisgarh, it is the failure of the BJP government to tackle the Maoists issue that headed to its fall. Meanwhile, in Rajasthan and Madya Pradesh, experts view it as the anti-agriculture policies which worked against the BJP government. For Congress, it is a mixed result as it lost Mizoram to MNF and is currently out of the picture from North-Eastern states.
This is definitely a wake-up call for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to check its policies and make the functioning of the Executive right. Earlier, Economic advisor Surjit Bhalla resigned from the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. It is reported that Surjit tendered his resignation on December 1, 2018, but was accepted by the PMO on December 11, 2018, after Urjit Patel left the RBI. All these developments aren’t working in favour of BJP and it is high time that BJP starts focusing on the ground level instead of aiming high at the sky banking on Modi’s charisma.