The Year 2017 was special for Indian Political Space. The people who have interest in following, analysing political events, were crazy about : What will happen in the Assembly Elections, especially - in UP ! And after the long battle, the results are out. And... the 'saffron lotus' has flourished significantly in the muddy political arena of the largest Indian State in terms of population. The results of Punjab, Manipur, Goa and Uttarakhand are also crystal clear now. And here we go with the analysis (as usual !) :
BJP FOR UP !
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Accept it - BJP's extraordinary performance has amazed all of us ! Even the strongest Modi-BJP Supporters weren't confident about BJP being in power on its own. It was really simple to predict BJP as the single largest party in the state. But... 325 ? BJP's own 312 and allied 13-14 more take the BJP+ Figure to 325 ! In the assembly of the largest state of India, there are 403 seats and BJP has grabbed about 325 out of them !! Now that's called a GIGANTIC VICTORY ! Actually, BJP outperformed its own best numbers in the state - which were achieved in the midst of the Hot and Sizzling Ram Mandir Andolan. This has astonished and amazed the BJP Supporters too... Reasons ?
There are few and enough to describe it in broader sense ! First is : MODI !! Narendra Modi's wave is not just a 'wave' now. It is a PHENOMENON. A new, significant and strongest force in Indian Politics is the thing and brand name of which, is called as : MODI ! It is a Pro-Hindutva, Right Wing and Pro-Development Nationalist sentiment with mass support on FB-Twitter as well as Polling Booths. India wanted a cheerful force to drive its journey towards 2020 and destiny gifted India - MODI and most important is .... Indians are loving it !!
|Thanks to : Hindustan Times|
So, UP's results are the evidences of the continuing Pro-Modi sentiment in masses. And more important is : It is still so even after the process of Demonetization ! This makes me joyful and satisfied. Not just as a Modi Supporter or Pro-Hinduva youth. It makes me happy as a Citizen, as an Indian ! See... The medicines taste better and so do the reforms. And how unfortunate were we in the past decades that - seldom any leader tried to give a bitter dose for better India ! Very few had the courage, fewer had the will and hardly anyone has really done it since 1991. Modi attempted and made it possible ! It was soothing to see a leadership acting for long term benefits rather than short term appeasements. But my worries were alive ! I feared that such leadership will face the curse of Indian Polity : 'Bitter the Reforms, Harder it hits the Reformer'... But... The Local Body Civic Polls in Gujrat, Maharashtra and now the bigger and assuring verdict in UP, Uttarakhand - has proven my worries as unrealistic and no one is happier than myself ! Indians are ready for Reforms instead of hesitating them. And these Reformist Indians want Modi to do them. And Modi is doing them !! This will soothe and heal everyone who cares for India...
|Thanks to : Hindustan Times|
Another significant force is : The Rising of Majority Hindu Sentiment which will soon render Minority Vote Banks useless in Indian Politics. Uttar Pradesh is seen as the Capital of Communal Politics, and it is not wrong anyway. Actually - the 'Political Dynasties' which ruled UP in past few terms - were the loudest examples of Appeasement of Muslim Vote Bank. And making the thing more saddening - They were the 'success models' for other Appeasers... This was a real threat to National Well Being. Because when FATWAS and IFTARS decide elections, that too in India, it is deemed to make the KAFIRS suffer ! To my and many more nationalists' joy, the curse is coming to an end ! And the anti-dote is - the successful couterblow from the Awakening Hindu Sentiment. This is happy sign for every nationalist Indian. (And yes ! I follow Savarkar's Definition of Hindu ! So... I am not a Muslimophobe ! A birth can't be anyone's fault. But a radical, genocide-oriented, death-cult ideology is... So actually, I am Islamophobe !! Is it clear ?)
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Punjab has decided to 'Thoko Taali' with the Congress's 'Hand' ! Here, BJP lost with the major partner Akali Dal, but I think even BJP already knew their fate in this state. The present government faced anti-incumbency. But the more brutal factor of the coalition in power lies in their contribution in making of 'Udta Punjab' ! Drug Smugglers should suffer, Drug Suppliers should and the 'Drug Allowers' MUST !! A nationalist will be joyful with the result as it was the best possible. Actually, AAP faced the defeat and that's why a nationalist should celebrate the Punjabi verdict ! AAP's national character is under serious suspicion ! More over, Punjab has the Khalistani movement's dark shadows and more importantly - it is a Border State; that too are shared with our- 'very beloved neighbour' : Dear Pakistan !!! So, Punjab rejected the corrupt and drug-allowers from the established coalition, Punjab refused 'Not-so-SAFE' AAP and chose the best possible option with the Congress.
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Goan position is now interesting for those who love to see political dramas ! Congress is the single largest party with 17 seats, Established BJP at 13 and OTHERS have 7 !! Now these OTHERS will decide the destiny of this term of Goan Assembly. Sitting CM has lost to the shock of BJP in Goa. Even after the 'Return of Parrikar' BJP has failed to outperform the damage caused by the rebelling Velingkar and Co.
Uttarakhand with BJP
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With 57 out of 70, BJP has swept another 'Uttar' state ! Uttarakhand is a blow to Established Congress Party whose numbers slide from 32 in 2012, to 11 in 2017. The ruling CM faced the hit as expected and to make it worse - He has lost from both of the constituencies from which he was contesting ! Another state has gone with Modi and his vision for the progressive, inclusive, transparent development.
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Manipur, at least as of now, is a Hung Verdict ! Congress is single largest party, but BJP ha gained marginally - fulfilling the dream of Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Remember his furious speech in which he strongly assured the opponents that : A day will come when the Lotus will appear to the rising east also !) ...
Why Irom Lost ?
I want to address a strange but worthy point here ! A lady fasted for 16 Year, against the AFSPA, for the people. Now she tried to enter politics after realising the fruitless pains of fasting for a long. And... She hardly got 100 votes there !! What you will call this ? Cruel Joke of Politics ? Or Insensitive Public ? If yes, think with less emotions and cooler minds ! See... Agree with her or not, but the Iron Lady had sacrificed a lot for the society around her. But should people vote them to represent them for this ? due to ?? For a NICE gratitude ??? or what else....?
|Thanks to : @PRJAManipur on Twitter|
Actually - Votes are casted for future and not for history ! Votes are given for dreams and not for Sunk Sacrifices ! This may seem as Cruel Injustice to Irom. But... 'Sacrifices for Society' (alone) may bring you Awards and Recognition, but not VOTES ! Voters vote for electing some heads to rule them. They vote for development dreams and political agendas... Irom had one ?
Hillary Clinton had good record of past, far better than Mr. Trump ! But... people there voted for Trump's VISION and not for Hillary's TRACK RECORD !
This is no way negative, rather it is a healthy indicator of 'future-demanding' voting philosophy. So, I am sympathetic for Irom Sharmila, but not disappointed with the SYSTEM anyway !!
So, this is how the election results are seen by me. Continuing Modi Wave, Strengthening BJP under Modi-Shah Rule, Popular 'Ratification' of Demonetisation, Awakening Hindu Sentiment, Congress getting some Luft or breathing air in form of Punjab victory, AAP getting limited to Delhi itself, And yes... Sensible and Wise Voting by the Voters ! This will impact national politics as well as economic activity. Social Forces are undergoing changes... And yes ! New Equations are getting evolved to redefine the 'Political Correctness' and after all, demanding a serious review of the 'established theories' of Political Pundits... After all, HAPPY HOLI to all my readers, and I am pretty sure that this HOLI of 2017 will be remembered for the 'Bright Colours' of Democratic Politics in Indian History !