By-elections: BJP is emerging as a pan-India partyRecently by-elections were held in ten assembly constituencies of eight states. The results are now coming. BJP is progressing unabated. Out of the ten seats, three were earlier held by BJP. The party has retained all these three seats. These seats are Bhoranj in Himachal Pradesh and Bandhavgarh & Ater in Madhya Pradesh. It is going to wrest another three. In West Bengal's Kanthi South seat, which is a stronghold of Trinamool Congress, BJP has managed to give a very tough fight to the ruling party and has emerged as the second-best. BJP has maintained the winning tempo in Assam. But the most significant victory of BJP is at Rajouri Garden in Delhi, where it has wrested the seat from AAP. Congress has emerged as the second-best party. AAP candidate has lost his deposit.
So far as Congress is concerned, it has managed to hold two assembly seats in Karnataka despite stiff opposition from BJP. Congress has retained both Nanjangud and Gundulpet in the state.
Re-election will be held in two seats, one each from Jammu & Kashmir and Tamilnadu.
If we analyse the result of the by-election of these ten seats, there is no doubt that BJP is emerging as pan-Indian party, slowly but surely. Congress is busy in defending its crumbling citadel. But AAP is getting major drubbing everywhere it competes. People have lost faith on this young party and its leader, Mr. Kejriwal.