Anti-history to blame for BJP’s poor performance – The New Indian Express
Express press service
BENGALURU: BJP’s great loss to Maski – where a Congressional candidate who jumped to BJP lost despite the advantage the ruling party enjoys in bypassing – was due to a very noticeable anti-exiting factor working against him . For the party which won 25 + 1 out of 28 parliamentary polls in 2019, this is the second time that the anti-outgoing vote has been so widely publicized.
A political expert said the inability to deal with the Covid pandemic, skyrocketing fuel costs, economic challenges, incomplete flood relief and other issues have led to an anti-historical wave here. The backstop is such a big factor that if bypass in Belagavi, Maski and Basavakalyan had been staged with the ten civic body elections, the BJP would have hurt even more, another analyst said. The ruling party won only one civic body – Madikeri – in the elections held on April 27. Congress won seven and the JDS pocketed two civic bodies.
After Prathapgouda Patil’s shock defeat in Maski, a big question raised within the BJP was whether the party had chosen the wrong candidate. Not really, experts say, pinning the loss on the antihistoric. This is also confirmed in Belagavi, where former Union Minister Suresh Angadi has passed away, and there has been a clear wave of sympathy for the BJP. Yet the party won with only about 5,240 votes. Why was the victory so slim? Did the party choose the wrong candidate?
In the 2019 election, the BJP won by a margin of 3.9 lakh more, giving hope that the advantage would go to the ruling party, and that it would win hands down again. Although there was a lot of pressure within the BJP not to encourage “family policy” – especially after setting the standard with Tejaswini Ananth Kumar – the party nevertheless chose Mangala, hoping to benefit of sympathy after the announcement of Congress. Satish Jarkiholi as a candidate. BJP insiders said if they hadn’t aligned Mangala Angadi they would have done even worse, which is an anti-exit measure.
In Basavakalyan, where BJP candidate Sharanu Salgar won, many accused the JDS of indirectly supporting the ruling party. The party, which did not field a candidate for Maski and Belagavi, fielded a minority candidate for Basavakalyan, which had an impact on Congress. In the 2017 bypasses in Gundlupet and Nanjangud, the JDS did not field any candidates, which helped the then ruling party to win both seats.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Party Chairman Nalin Kumar Kateel and other top leaders are expected to have a baithak, to find out the reason for the party’s poor performance. If this is the wrong choice of candidates, experts suggest they must tackle the anti-exit wave that threatens them, with more than two years left of their tenure.
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Shivamogga: The Congress party is losing its presence day by day, while the BJP wins in most states. People must seek states ruled by Congress is the condition of the party, said RDPR and District Minister KS Eshwarappa. He told reporters on Sunday that Congress tried to twist former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi’s CD scandal to its advantage in the Maski, Belagavi and Basavalalyan assembly elections, but it turned out to be a failed effort. . He should settle for just one in every three assembly seats, he said, adding that congressional leaders in the state are in a confused state.