The BJP and its allies had 25 out
of the 32 assembly constituencies for which the counting was held today.
From 25-7 out of 32 (counting
of votes for the Antagarh assembly constituency bye-election in Chhattisgarh
will be held on September 20) to 13-19 today, after the 8-18 tally in
August bye-elections, within four months of an unprecedented victory and
overwhelming support to the Modi Factor, it is another wakeup call, and the
warning signals are speaking aloud, especially before the upcoming assembly
polls in Maharashtra and Haryana the next month.
And it instantly set in motion
the expected developments.
-- The political opposition is an
enlightened lot while the Bhartiya Janata Party spokespersons are on defensive.
-- The political opposition will
react for sometime as if the who BJP win has been undone.
-- The secular Vs communal is the
flare of the day.
-- With it, ‘Modi Wave’ waning or
dented is one of the main headlines.
-- The allies on the backfoot of
seat-sharing talks before the upcoming elections are even more on upswing after
another shot. Remember Uddhav Thakeray had hit back immediately on the BJP’s
big brother attitude after its poor show in August 21 bye-elections.
-- Talks of uniting the anti-BJP
front are getting renewed impetus, especially after Bahujan Samaj Party’s
absence proving to be a major factor behind the BJP humiliation in Uttar
-- Mulayam Singh Yadav’s family
will be stronger by one more member in the Indian Parliament.
-- Though Rohaniya assembly
constituency in Varanasi,
Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency, has never been a BJP stronghold, its
ally Apna Dal’s loss here will be discussed as such linking it with Modi’s
debacle in his constituency that he is working to develop as a world class
heritage city. Here what goes against Modi in such discussions is Modi had got
around 1.20 Lakh votes from this assembly segment in Lok Sabha election this
year while the Apna Dal candidate lost it this time by a margin of around 15000
votes and could secure only around 60,000 votes.
-- Some satirical takes/political
cartoons on Amit Shah, the BJP President, crowned after BJP’s brilliant show in
Uttar Pradesh that he managed, will be put in planning, especially after the
poll drubbings in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar bye-elections within four months of
the epic show in these two states counting for 120 parliamentary
So, be ready with the alignments
and their day-specific consequences.