BJP suffers embarrassing losses in Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls 2015

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A BJP flag   in the run -up to the Panchayat polls 2015
A BJP flag in the run -up to the Panchayat polls 2015

The  Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) has  suffered a major setback in its quest to expand its base to rural areas, in the Uttar Pradesh’s panchayat polls. BJP could not even win in the Prime Minister’s adopted village Jayapur, a part of the Varanasi constituency. Though these elections are not conducted on party symbols but BJP and BSP declared their candidates in these polls, whereas Congress and Samajwadi Party have not fielded their candidates in the fray. Bahujan Samaj Party claimed that it has emerged on the top, whereas all other parties have lost their ground at the base level of polity.

In Varanasi, BJP lost 50 seats out of 58, and the most embarrassing defeat was Jayapur village, that had been adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a lot of fanfare. The state’s ruling party, SP, took the lead in rural local bodies across the state, while the saffron party fared poorly even in high-profile constituencies, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s constituency Lucknow, where they could have won four seats out of 28.

Similarly in Deoria, the constituency of Union Minister MSME Kalraj Mishra, the BJP lost 49 seat out of 56. Although, rural polls are not fought on party symbols, however, most candidates are backed by political leaders.

The Panchayat Elections are considered as a semi-final to the 2017 assembly elections. BJP failed badly in its calculations to openly declare names of its candidates, and the move backfired on their strategy aiming to storm back into power after sweeping the state in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. With 403 assembly seats and a kitty of 80 Lok Sabha parliamentarians, UP is one of India’s most politically-influential state and the BJP’s emphatic victory in the state, picking up 71 seats in the general elections, was pivotal in Modi storming to power.

Lakhimpur Khiri witnessed a unique phenomena, where BJP candidates lost, but candidates supported by Maneka Gandhi won the polls. In Sultanpur, a  similar trend was noticed where candidates picked by Varun Gandhi, won.

Uttar Pradesh BJP President, Laxmi Kant Bajpai, told media persons, that, it was the fundamental responsibility of his Member of Parliament to secure victory in their respective areas, and he will put up a real picture before the party leadership with detail assessment. State in-charge of BJP, Om Mathur, has convened a meeting in Lucknow, on November 3, to discuss the fallout of the Panchayat results. BJP has already accused the Samajwadi Party for misusing its official machinery to influence the polls.

BSP Supremo Mayawati, while congratulating her party workers and office bearers, thanked the electorate of Uttar Pradesh for placing her party on the top. She claimed that the margin of winning for her candidates is very high and that gives her an edge over her rivals.

Rahul Gandhi’s constituency Amethi was a big setback to the Congress but since it has not fielded candidates officially, it has a good cover up for its debacle.

Many relatives of Samajwadi Party leaders and ministers have lost the election. In Shikohabad, the grandmother of Tej Pratap Yadav (Son-in-law of Lalu Yadav) Ram Sakhi, lost the election. In Faizabad, Minister Avdhesh Prasad’s Son, and wife, could not win. In Sitapur, daughters of Rajpal Rajvanshi, lost in the fray.

Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhri, in a statement, claimed that, the trends of Panchayat elections have endorsed the policies and programmes of the Akhilesh Yadav government, resulting in a thumping victory of candidates having an alliance with the Samajwadi Party.

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  1. Mayawati
    Mayawati serves notice: The Bahujan Samaj Party is back
    If the results of this week’s Uttar Pradesh zila panchayat elections are any indication, the 2017 assembly polls will be a face-off between the BSP and the Samajwadi Party.

    Shankar Mishra from India

    BSP is the only party which can govern Uttar Pradesh properly. Hope to see Mayawati as Chief Minister in 2017.

    Jagatheesan, your comment is live

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    Gains for BSP is due to the four phased Panchayat elections were held on ballot papers. If paper ballots are used instead of fraud EVMs then the future PM of Prabuddha Bharath will be certainly Ms Mayawati. It is high time that the dead wood media in this country now become alive to save democracy, liberty, fraternity and equality as enshrined in our Constitution. The Murderers of democratic institutions (Modi) trying to bury our real Awakened One culture and Politico – Social Transformation Movement without knowing that they are seeds are realising that they are sprouting as Bodhi Trees.

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    LOCAL ELECTIONS
    Mayawati serves notice [in UP]: The Bahujan Samaj Party is back

    If the results of this week’s Uttar Pradesh zila panchayat elections
    are any indication, the 2017 assembly polls will be a face-off between
    the BSP and the Samajwadi Party.

    The zila panchayat election results declared this week have
    given the BSP rank and file something to cheer about. Mayawati’s party
    has registered impressive gains in these local elections, a clear
    indicator that the BSP and its chief political rival, Mulayum Singh
    Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, remain the key players in Uttar Pradesh
    politics. The Bharatiya Janata Party, The saffron party was left red-faced with the defeat of its candidate in
    Jayapur , the village adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP
    was able to bag only eight of the 48 zila panchayat seats in the prime
    minister’s constituency Varanasi. As for the Congress, it continues to
    languish at number four position.

    Mayawati decided to go because she wanted to gauge the situation on the ground
    and try to establish the extent of the support enjoyed by her party.The zila
    panchayat results will undoubtedly enthuse BSP supporters to start
    working towards a possible victory in the 2017 assembly election.

    Mayawati will be particularly pleased at the party’s win in Agra,
    Ambedkar Nagar, Hathras and adjoining districts in Western Uttar
    Pradesh,.

    Similarly, Mayawati will also be comforted by the gains made by her
    party in Mulayum Singh Yadav’s constituency Azamgarh. Again, the BSP
    scored over the Samajwadi Party as the relatives of many of its
    leaders emerged victorious even as the relations of the ruling
    party’s ministers were defeated. Mulayum Singh Yadav was dealt another
    blow as his own relatives were shown the door, a clear sign that
    voters are not happy with the brazen manner in which the Samajwadi
    Party leader has been promoting his family members. “This is a clear
    rejection of parivar wad,“ remarked a SP leader from Uttar Pradesh.

    Wake-up call

    99% Sarvajan Samaj including SC/STs/OBCs/Minorities/Poor Upper castes must unitedly say NOTE (NO To Elections) until all the fraud EVMs are replaced with paper ballots and ask the CJI to scrap the Central and all the state governments selected by these fraud EVMs and order for fresh elections with paper ballots to save democracy, liberty, fraternity and equality as enshrined in the Constitution.

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