After the election defeat, allegations and counter allegations in Congress, Mamta’s emphasis on alliance against BJP
After the defeat in the assembly elections, the Congress started blaming each other on Friday. At the same time, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee insisted on an alliance of opposition parties against the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The development came a day after the BJP retained power in three other states, including the return of Uttar Pradesh to power. PM on strengthening BJP’s position with electoral victory Narendra Modi did a road show in Ahmedabad in his home state of Gujarat.
PM Modi on Gujarat tour after victory
During this, his open car was decorated with flower garlands. He covered a distance of 10 kilometers from the airport to the state BJP headquarters in Kamalam. Assembly elections are due in Gujarat later this year. Modi credited the BJP’s impressive performance in four states to those who voted for development. He said that the voters of the four states have now realized that governments are elected for development.
AAP government will take oath in Bhagat Singh’s village
The Prime Minister was addressing more than one lakh representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions of Gujarat at the ‘Panchayat Mahasammelan’ in Ahmedabad. On the other hand, after defeating traditional parties like Congress and Akali Dal in Punjab by three-fourth majority, AAP is currently concentrating on government formation there. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is eyeing a role at the national level. Party sources said that Bhagwant Mann will take oath as the Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16 at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
Mann also met the party’s national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the national capital. Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has hit out at the Congress for blaming the anti-incumbency wave of his four-and-a-half-year tenure for its poor performance in the assembly polls, saying the party leadership will never learn. It is noteworthy that after being removed from the post of Chief Minister, Amarinder left the Congress and formed his new party.
Congress failed to end the anti-incumbency wave in Punjab
Punjab Lok Congress chief Amarinder asked the Congress who was responsible for its defeat in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. Singh tweeted that the answer is written in bold letters on the wall, but as always I think he will refrain from reading it. Singh’s remarks came a day after Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that even though the party presented a decent and grassroots leadership in Punjab, it failed to overcome the four-and-a-half-year anti-incumbency wave of the Amarinder Singh government. doing.
Some of the ‘Group-23’ leaders, who had questioned the party leadership and demanded organizational reforms, met at the residence of former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad. Party MPs Kapil Sibal and Manish Tewari were also among the leaders who met at Azad’s residence. Sources said the leaders will discuss the party’s poor performance in the elections and chalk out a strategy for the future. The consultations by party leaders come ahead of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to be convened soon by party chief Sonia Gandhi to assess the party’s performance.
Mamta Banerjee contacts opposition parties
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has approached regional parties, insisting on an alliance of opposition parties against the BJP, and said that there is no point in waiting for the Congress, as it is no longer there. “I think all political parties who want to take on BJP should work together,” Mamata told reporters in Kolkata. There is no point in relying on Congress.
Mamata said the Congress was able to win earlier because it had an organisation. Mamta said that now they are losing everywhere and I don’t think they are interested in winning now. Mamata rubbished the claim of some BJP leaders that the saffron party’s victory in four states reflects the public’s stand on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Meanwhile, election strategist Prashant Kishor said that the results of the assembly elections will have no bearing on the next Lok Sabha elections.
The victory of four states has set the way for 2024
Kishor’s remarks came a day after Prime Minister Modi’s statement. Modi had said that political pundits would note that his party’s victory in four states made the decision clear for the next general elections as well, as he attributed the BJP’s victory in the 2019 general elections to the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. It was linked to the victory of the BJP.
An official spokesperson said in Lucknow that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presided over the last meeting of his old cabinet and thanked the people of the state for their support to the BJP. The spokesperson said that Yogi thanked Prime Minister Modi for his leadership and guidance. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant held a meeting of his cabinet, in which it was decided to recommend the dissolution of the assembly on March 14.
Pushkar Singh Dhami lost the election in Uttarakhand
After overcoming the anti-incumbency wave, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in the coastal state, winning 20 seats, just one short of the majority figure. But the BJP has claimed the support of two MGP MLAs and three independents. The election results in Uttarakhand have put the BJP in a dilemma, as Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has lost the election.
In Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that a new government would be formed before March 19. Singh told reporters in Imphal that the National People’s Party, which has been involved in the current government, will not be a part of the new government. The NPP has won seven seats.