Undoubtedly, opposition parties have got a big solace with the TMCs victory in the West Bengal elections. What was not expected by the BJP happened in the state at last, though Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram battle. She would go to court, but she also accepts the loss as a sacrifice for a bigger victory.
She appeared to have taken her Nandigram defeat as if she endured it more like a woman. BBC reports: “Victory was soured by the loss of her seat in Nandigram to a former aide turned BJP defector. She has said she will challenge the result in court but may have to run again to remain a chief minister.”
BJP’s leader Shahnawaz Hussain said Rahul Gandhi lost Kerala when he became MP from Wayanad just like he forfeited Uttar Pradesh after becoming MP there. While SPs vocal, expressive leader Anurag Bhadauria commented, TMC deserters would once again shift to the mother party. Do these two diverse reactions indicate some strict aspect politically?
The Bengal assembly results have to some extent have shown that the voters have discarded outsiders theory. Like the BJP leaders who tried hard to win the TMC citadel, the AIMIM leader also failed to make his debut there. His hopes dashed with all the seven candidates losing their surety. The careful voters surprisingly preferred a Bengal tigress.
Analysts remark how state leadership gave a blow to national leadership. However, BJP’s leader Jafar Islam did not evade criticising Mamata’s leg pain that vanished with the end of the elections. The Kerala assembly elections result gives the CPM an edge over the Bengal loss.
With its population of 90 million, West Bengal polls remained of special attention to the poll gazers. BBC wrote, “It is one of the few states that have never been ruled by Mr Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP,” demonstrated by the only woman CM in the country.