The BJP made major gains in the North East. It performed impressively with its alliances in Meghalaya and Nagaland, but the big story of the day is Tripura. From zero in 2013 to forming the government in 2018, the party has come a long way.
The exit polls are out and the BJP is the clear winner in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The Gujarat battle was in fact more closely watched and all exit polls now say that the BJP is the clear winner. While there may be much for the BJP to rejoice, there is also some soul searching that needs to be done. The headline reads the BJP is retaining Gujarat. The deeper narrative however is that the BJP does not better its performance in the state when compared to 2012 says leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri.
The recently concluded assembly elections led to a debate in many circles and that was regarding whether India was moving towards a Congress mukth Bharath. The Congress leadership has spoken about introspection and its supremo Sonia Gandhi even said that failure is temporary.
New Delhi:The time now is for the BJP to introspect following the results in Bihar. There are various elections that are coming up, but the BJP is not a key player in the upcoming elections in West Bengal or Assam.
The big test however, for the BJP is the Uttar Pradesh elections and it does have ample time to introspect and fix the damage.
Dr Sandeep Shastri, a leading psephologist speaks extensively with OneIndia on what the course correction for the BJP should be. He also discusses what the BJP must do in the next couple of months to be up and back in the reckoning.
New Delhi, Nov 8: The mother of all elections in Bihar is finally over and it is the Mahaghatbandan which has had the last laugh. There are various factors that worked for the Mahaghatbandan and several that did not work for the Bharatiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance. Leading psephologist and number cruncher, Dr Sandeep Shastri who had told OneIndia three days back what the Mahaghatbandan will go through discusses what went right and what went wrong in this fiercely contested battle.
Clearly a lot went wrong for the BJP during this campaign and after all Kiran Bedi was not a masterstroke, but became one of the primary reasons for the defeat.
The Aam Admi Party won by a huge margin and it is to be seen how they handle governance. However, during the AAP campaign there was something that the party and its leader Arvind Kejriwal did very right.
Oneindia speaks with the experts to find out more about the Delhi verdict.