Local issues dominate National issues

Mumbai: Election process guarantees democracy, if elections are held without any bias.

Winning party gets an opportunity as which factors led to its victory. On the other hand, the party which meets with defeat also gets a chance to review its mistakes.

In Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly, BJP could not get the expected number of seats. In Haryana BJP got 7 seats less than what it had got in 2014 election.

Congress on the other hand got 7.50% more votes in Haryana.

It is a worrying question for Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar, CM of Haryana and National President of BJP, Mr. Amit Shah that despites revocating Article 370, why did BJP could not encash it.

READ:  GHMC polls: BJP testing waters with Hindutva campaign in Hyderabad

BJP had also hinted just before the Assembly elections that it will implement NRC.

It seems that the interest of common people was confined to these national issues to ascertain extent. They concentrated more on local issues.

The election results of Maharastra state might have also bewildered BJP High Command which was making lofty claims that BJP coalition with Shiv Sena BJP got 17 seats less with a loss of 5.4% votes.

This time, Shiv Sena polled 29%, Congress 21% and NCP also got 0.5% less votes.

Congress and NCP got 2 and 13 seats more respectively.

In Haryana, unemployment is not a major issue but farmer’s issue is important. In addition to this, there are local issues which are more important.

READ:  GHMC polls: With only 1 Muslim candidate, BJP’s aversion to Muslims is obvious

However, Maharashtra and Haryana have made us to realize that people are more sensitive about their local issues. They want that local issues should be given priority in Assembly and Municipal election.

Subscribe us on The Siasat Daily - Google News
Back to top button