MeraNews Network, Gandhinagar: Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing 31 campaign rallies (Rajasthan 11, Madhya Pradesh 12, Chhattisgarh 5 and Telangana 3) in the poll-bound states, Bharatiya Janata Party is facing an imminent defeat, just months before it is to contest the 2019 General Elections. Even the party’s star campaigner that is PM Modi couldn’t save it from the jaws of defeat.
Considered as the semi-finals before the 2019 Polls, the citizens gave a mandate against the ruling party. The Congress party, which lost by 58 seats out of 230 in Madhya Pradesh, 21 seats out of 200 in Rajasthan and 39 seats out of 90 in Chhattisgarh in 2013, is inching towards its national goal this time. The PM had held maximum campaign rallies, 12 plus 4 road-shows in Madhya Pradesh, despite which is still in a tug-of-war situation with Congress in the state.
PM Modi had addressed rallies in Nagor, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Alwar and Hanumangadh in Rajasthan. Chhattisgarh, which was considered to be a safe bet for the BJP, too got snatched away from them, despite PM Modi’s rallies at Jagdalpur, Bilaspur, Raigadh, Ambikapur, and Mahasamund seeking votes for the party.
Telangana, which even after being carved out of Andhra Pradesh, was loyal to its CM K Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana Rashtra Samithi and PM Modi’s attempt to win over some mandate to its favour with his rallies at Nizamabad, Mahbubnagar, and Hyderabad.
Seems like the most talked about Modi-wave from 2014 has waned out by the end of NDA’s term, even after racking up its pet issue of Ram Temple in Ayodhya in the run-up to the polls.