Abki Baar Kho Di Sarkar? : The Saffron Chain Breaks

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Written by - Vedant Upadhyay

With a clean sweep in three states, Congress is back on board. It managed to swipe out the saffron colour from the three states and broke the chain of the BJP rule including the heart of the country, Madhya Pradesh. Every leader came up with varied opinions and comments but the most pondering one came from Akhilesh Yadav saying, “Abki baar kho di sarkar”.

The question still revolves, is the sarkar really lost? Because if the people of MP have accepted Congress on one hand, they haven’t rejected BJP on the other. The mere difference between the seats and the increased vote percentage are a clear evidence of the fact that the majority of people still wanted BJP to come to power. In 2018 Assembly elections, INC got 49.6% votes in contrary to BJP which got 47.4% votes.

In Chhattisgarh as well, Dr. Raman Singh was quite influential. What actually went wrong was none of states’ business but due to disturbance in the vote bank, they suffered.

The forward vote bank was extremely annoyed with the work of BJP at the centre. The SC/ST Amendment changed the political destiny of the two states. But the challenge still prevails in front of the Madhya Pradesh assembly. The ruling party is strong but the opposition is stronger. Will Kamalnath be able to tackle this problem? Because the threat still exists and Bihar is a live example.

If we talk about Telangana, every politician should have faith in themselves like that of K. Chandrashekhar Rao. He, knowingly, dissolved the assembly in the month of September. And the results say it all. TRS came with an overwhelming majority in the state of Telangana.

The real gamble is in Rajasthan. Here, the tussle is in between Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot. Though Gehlot has been elected as the chief minister, for how long will Pilot bear? Because Pilot has worked a lot for the party in Rajasthan and following the trend, he might now get a chance to become the chief minister only after 10 years.

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