MP local polls: BJP defeats Cong in ST-dominated areas

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    MP local polls: BJP defeats Cong in ST-dominated areas

    At the end of the first round of counting for the Madhya Pradesh local body elections on Monday, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had trounced the Congress in the Scheduled Tribe areas considered to be its stronghold.

    Of the 27 local bodies for which results were announced on Monday, the BJP has won in 20 on its own strength while BJP-supported candidates have won three local body elections. The Congress could register victory in only four of these local bodies. The election results are significant from BJP’s point of view as the Congress has suffered a humiliating defeat in Rajgarh, Jhabua, Nepanagar and Chhindwara — the area associated with Congress bigwigs AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh, Union minister Kamal Nath, state Congress president Kantilal Bhuria, and former Union minister Arun Yadav. On BJP’s victory, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has thanked the tribals and party workers. He said that this is for the first time after Independence that the BJP has defeated the Congress in its tribal bastion in such a defining manner. He said that the results reflect people’s satisfaction towards the implementation of state BJP government’s policies and programmes.

    State BJP chief Prabhat Jha said that the people have voted against the anti-people policies of the Congress-led UPA.

    MP local polls: BJP defeats Cong in ST-dominated areas | Deccan Chronicle

    After 1st round : Spectacular victory of BJP in MP after UP, BJP won 20 Local Bodies out of 27, BJP supported 3, Congress just 4
     
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    BJP romps home, Cong bites dust in Madhya Pradesh

    It was a severe jolt to Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress on Monday, as it lost 24 out of the 27 municipalities that went to the polls on July 5. It lost the election even in the home town of State Congress president Kantilal Bhuria.

    Twenty posts of chairperson in as many municipalities were won by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress won three while the Independents emerged victorious at four places.

    BJP candidate Dhan Singh Baria defeated his nearest Congress rival by nearly 3,500 votes in the contest for the post of municipality chairperson in Jhabua. In the election for 18 councillors in Jhabua, the BJP bagged 11 while the Congress won three and the Independents four. Bhuria’s prestige was at stake in these polls.

    According to reports, the BJP has triumphed at most places in the tribal-dominated regions of the state. Buoyed by the results, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Madhya Pradesh BJP president Prabhat Jha celebrated their success at the state party headquarters in the presence of party office-bearers and workers.

    Both Chouhan and Jha were the star campaigners for the BJP in the elections.

    Recently, the BJP had won the by-election to Khargone’s Maheshwar assembly constituency, wresting the seat from the Congress.

    Polls had been held for 49 civic bodies in 15 tribal-dominated districts in two phases. Poll results for over two dozen places were announced on Monday, while the rest would be declared on Wednesday.

    The results at other places were also overwhelming for the BJP. From Seoni, Independent candidate Sudha Rai emerged victorious in the election to the Lakhnadaun nagar panchayat defeating her nearest BJP candidate Kaushalya Ukas. Seoni is the home town of state BJP Mahila Morcha president Nita Pateria.

    BJP romps home, Cong bites dust in Madhya Pradesh
     
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    Why are any of these reports not finding their way to the front page of any of the popular English dailies? Any clues?
     
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    BJP sweeps UP Civic polls 7-7-12
    LUCKNOW: After a dismal show in the assembly elections three months ago, the BJP returned with a bang, sweeping civil polls across the state. The party won nine out of 12 seats, including Lucknow, in the four-phase polls, the results of which were announced on Saturday. The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party didn't contest these elections but the candidates supported by them won one seat each. Although results in Ghaziabad were yet to be announced, the SP-supported candidate was leading there. As for the Congress, it was a total wipeout .

    The mayoral elections were important for the BJP and the Congress because they chose to contest it on their symbols. For the BJP, the victory came as a booster after the dismal performance in assembly polls in February in which it won only 47 seats out of 403. The party was all set to improve its 2006 show when it had won eight mayoral seats.
    On the other hand, after a poor show in Delhi and Mumbai municipal corporation elections, Congress was totally rejected by urban voters of UP as well. The party failed to retain even a single of three seats it had won last time. It lost in Bareilly and Jhansi from where it won in Lok Sabha polls.The Congress could not even win in nagar palika and zila panchayat elections in Nehru-Gandhi bastion of Amethi and Rae Bareli. Political analysts said that Team Anna's relentless campaign against the UPA government had a major impact on urban voters and helped the BJP.

    The saffron party successfully defended its bastions Lucknow, Varanasi and Agra. In Lucknow, Prof Dinesh Sharma was re-elected mayor with a margin of 1. 71 lakh votes, highest ever in urban local bodies elections in the state. It also won Jhansi, Morabadabd, Agra, Aligarh, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur and Meerut.

    A beaming UP BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpayi claimed that the SP government's honeymoon was over. Giving credit to the people's support after God's blessing and BJP workers' hard work, Bajpayi said: "People's honeymoon of 115 days with Samajwadi Party government is over and with this support now BJP will ensure a divorce between the people and SP government in 2014 LS poll."

    Amidst sounds of drumbeats, Bajpayi even looked confident in claiming that the success in local bodies should be mainly attributed to the feeling of "We not me" and thanked BJP MPs Varun Gandhi, Yogi Adityanath, Kalraj Misra, Surya Pratap Shahi, Vinay Katiyar and team for working hard for the party's success. He however didn't say much when asked why leaders like Varun Gandhi and Yogi Adityanath were not roped in for campaigning in assembly elections barely three months ago.

    Elections were held for 630 urban local bodies in the state, including 12 municipal corporations, 195 nagar palika and and 423 nagar panchayats. The polling was held in four phases. The polling percentage was around 50%. The elections in the four districts were deferred because of Lok Sabha by-polls in Kannuaj. The SP had won the recent assembly election with majority. It had performed well in the urban areas as well but decided not to contest urban local bodies elections on party symbol to avoid the embarrassment, in case party candidates do not perform as per the expectations.
     
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    Who'll give GoI advertisements to them then? English Media is controlled by money and their moral turpitude is quite observable nowadays. Now they are on side of KhangreAss, tomorrow if BJP comes to power, they'll try to lick their boots. In short, they'll do anything and everything for money.
     
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    In last few months,

    BJP won Delhi MCD. (All 3 East, South and North)
    BJP+SS won Mumbai BMC (Few more like Thane, Nagpur, etc.)
    BJP won more seats than Congress in Shimla corporation.
    BJP won more seats than Congress in Chandigarh corporation.
    BJP+SAD won all 4 corporation. (Patila, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar)
    BJP won most of the local bodies election in Gujarat.
    BJP won 10 out of 12 cities in UP. (Congress-0, BJP also won many Nagarpalika, panchyat, etc.)
    BJP won most of the local bodies election in Bihar this year.
    BJP won Panaji (Goa) corporation.
    BJP won much more local bodies than combined Cong+JD(s) in recent Karnataka local bodies.
    BJP won 80% seats in MP local bodies election.

    One thing is common. Congress lost in North, East, South, West and Central India.
     
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    I hope it get emulated in 2014 also
     
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    In next 1 years, state elections will be held in Gujarat, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Himachal, MP, Karnataka. BJP is strong in all these 7 states. However, Anti-incumbency factor in 5 states where BJP ruling.

    Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh - BJP will win easily.
    MP, Delhi - BJP has upper hand as of now.
    Himachal - 50/50. (Not sure)
    Karnataka - Congress + JD(s) + Others will win.
     
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    Not sure about Karnataka. If the new leadership delivers on some basic issues, it may still win. DVS's forced resignation may have alienated parts of the Vokkaliga community but the Lingayats are happy. I would go with 50-50 at worst for the BJP.
     
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    BJP has strong grass-root organisation in Karnataka. BJP may be facing some internal crisis but RSS was working intensively in almost every districts for last few decades. So, Loss/Gain will be temporary. Even if BJP loses, It can always bounce back strongly.

    The problem is that the BJP does not have the luxury of the congress which can form a government even by winning 80 seats because of the kind of secular minority appeasement partners it has or might join later. BJP needs 105 seats at least which is difficult task. Even if Congress wins 80, It may join alliance with JD(s) with 25-30 seats and can form government. They can also take support of BJP rebels which is possible now due to so much infighting.

    BJP can remain numero uno party but to come in power, It needs at least 105 seats out of 224 which is not easy. BJP may lose few of vote either from Lingayat or vokkaliga due to infighting. Former will make significant difference as it's core-support base.
     
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    OK, they are getting popular.

    I wonder if they are popular because of their ideology or because the common man is fed up to the gills with the incompetence and stupidity of the UPA Govt?
     
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    Getting popular because;

    1) Ideology and grass-root organisation.
    2)Good governance/Performance on Local or/and State level.
    3) Congress weakness/lack of strong opposition in some cases. Also, Anti-Incumbency against UPA-2.
     
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    One reason - RSS & VHP.
     
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    but Mr karthic why do they have very little presence in Temple state TN.
     
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    ^^ Politics is dominated by Dravidian parties...
     
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    Karthic even the most vehemant right wingers in the south hate Brahmins or brahminism and also the institutions dominated by them.For example lingayats,kammad,kounders and many other shudras
     
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    Eh..What happened to the rest??
     
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    well the cities are clearing moving away from congress, as on now bjp is the only alternative.
    the educated community are very much angry against congress for their institutionalization of corruption
     
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    You are partly correct...but then how would you explain the presence of RSS in Karnataka ?

    I think it is also because south dd not see the effects of Partition much..
     
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    The lingayats are the boss in Karnataka neither RSS nor bjp are relevant there.A section of lingayats want to kill anant Kumar right now
     

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