BJP Sweeps Uttarakhand: How The Saffron Party Bagged The State

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BJP Sweep Uttarakhand: How The Saffron Party Bagge
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on the verge of winning the Uttarakhand assembly elections for the second time. The opposition party appears to be gaining 48 seats while the ruling party appears to be losing 9. From his Bhuvan Chandra Kapri seat in Khatima, CM Dhami is lagging by 7,000 votes. 
On the other hand, former state chief minister Harish Rawat, who was leading the Congress in the polls, was trailing BJP candidate Mohan Singh Bisht by more than 16 thousand votes, and has already conceded defeat.

The BJP won 57 seats in the 2017 assembly elections, the Congress 11, and independents two. In percentage terms, the BJP received 46.5 % of the vote, the Congress 33.5 percent, Independents 10%, BSP 7%, and others 3%. 

The saffron party, on the other hand, replaced its chief ministers four times later. This indicates that the party has little faith in their chances of winning. Now the question is, what was the cause of the BJP's recent victory?

LPG cylinder prices would be kept below Rs 500, according to the Congress party's election plan. Aside from that, the Congress pledged jobs, economic assistance to 500,000 families, improved health care, and a 40% reservation for women in government jobs. 

However, themes of national security, military welfare, and religious tourism appear to have swayed voters. 
The country's oldest political party, the Congress, is thought to have suffered national damage as well.

For example, the Congress party's reputation is eroding across the country. In Punjab, the party also suffered a humiliating defeat. At the same time, the BJP has lost ground in Goa, Manipur, and Uttar Pradesh. 

The Congress party lacks a leader capable of going on stage and gaining the confidence of the electorate. Rahul Gandhi, the party's former president, has a terrible reputation as well. So far, the party has not achieved a major success in the assembly elections under his leadership.

Apart from that, there has been a long-running internal conflict inside the party that has yet to be resolved. All of these factors appear to have impacted voters, who have decided not to vote for the Congress. A situation similar to this has also been observed in other states. 

The Bharatiya Janata Party, on the other hand, has a long list of prominent campaigners, from Narendra Modi to Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, and even Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is from Uttarakhand. The saffron party's workers spoke at multiple rallies around the state, compared to Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, who spoke at fewer events.

The Bharatiya Janata Party also levied claims of appeasement against the Congress and its candidates, which the saffron leaders used to their advantage. 

Amit Shah has accused Harish Rawat of promising a Muslim university and blocking motorways for prayers during his rallies. Because Uttarakhand is known as "Dev Bhoomi," such claims appear to have played a significant influence in the BJP's victory.

Uttarakhand's economy is based on religious tourism, and its citizens play an important part in the army. The Bharatiya Janata Party has a national level of military welfare, a strong central leadership, and the Hindutva Party's image, all of which contributed to the party's victory in the "Devbhoomi."

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