Nanded start of BJP’s down­ward jour­ney: Cha­van

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BJP’s down­ward jour­ney has be­gun. The change of wind will now spread across the Ma­ha­rash­tra and across In­dia as well

Ashok Cha­van,

For­mer Chief Min­is­ter

Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party reg­is­tered vic­to­ries in by­polls across state, it was in Nanded that the rul­ing party had to eat a hum­ble pie. Of the 81 seats in Nanded Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion, Con­gress won 72 seats un­der the lead­er­ship of for­mer Chief Min­is­ter Ashok Cha­van.

“The down­ward jour­ney of the BJP has be­gun from Nanded. The change of wind will spread across the Ma­ha­rash­tra and In­dia as well,” said a ju­bi­lant Cha­van, pres­i­dent of Ma­ha­rash­tra Pradesh Con­gress, af­ter the mas­sive vic­tory on Thurs­day.

BJP was re­stricted with just four seats while Shiv Sena got a mea­gre two. The Con­gress, which had won 42 seats in the last elec­tions, bagged 72 seats this time.

Cha­van termed the vic­tory as “un­prece­dented” and “his­toric” for the Con­gress. “Peo­ple have shown their faith once again in the Con­gress lead­er­ship of So­nia ji and Rahul Gandhi. Nanded is my Lok Sabha con­stituency and we had done a lot of good work. This win is also that of the peo­ple of Nanded. We will try to re­peat this win­ning for­mula across the Ma­ha­rash­tra and In­dia as well,” Cha­van said.

“This mas­sive win shows how peo­ple have lost faith in BJP and its empty, hol­low prom­ises and poli­cies. The BJP-led Cen­tral and state gov­ern­ments have failed to meet the ex­pec­ta­tions of the peo­ple. Farm­ers faced mone­tary cri­sis due to de­mon­eti­sa­tion while the traders were ex­ploited by heavy GST. Un­em­ploy­ment and in­fla­tion are on the rise. The BJP gov­ern­ments have only raised taxes and cut funds for wel­fare schemes and sub­si­dies that re­sulted in this anger and de­feat of the BJP,” he said.


Con­gress work­ers cel­e­brate vic­tory in Nanded civic elec­tions on Thurs­day

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