Wins Show Novem­ber 8 Has Brought Achhe Din for BJP

M’rash­tra, Odisha lat­est in the string of im­pres­sive wins for BJP

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New Delhi: BJP has put in a stel­lar per­for­mance in var­i­ous lo­cal bod­ies polls and Assem­bly by-elec­tions across states post-de­mon­eti­sa­tion, lead­ing many to con­clude that the ex­er­cise an­nounced on Novem­ber 8 has been wel­comed by the elec­torate at large.

While BJP has made head­lines due to its big wins in lo­cal bod­ies elec­tions in Odisha and Ma­ha­rash­tra, the party has put in an im­pres­sive per­for­mance since Novem­ber in other states as well.

“21 out of 26 seats in Chandi­garh Mu­nic­i­palCor­po­ra­tionwere­wonby BJP while in Gu­jarat we got 107 out of 123 seats. The party emerged vic­to­ri­ous in 30 out of 40 seats in Farid­abad,” BJP said in a state­ment. The party is con­fi­dent that Assem­bly polls in UP will be a pos­i­tive ref­er­en­dum on de­mon­eti­sa­tion.

BJP has also emerged as the prin­ci­pal op­po­si­tion in Tripura Assem­bly by-elec­tion and won the by-polls (for both the Assem­bly and Par­lia­ment) in Mad­hya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and As­sam. The saf­fron party was also the pri­mary op­po­si­tion in Par­lia­men­tary by-elec­tion in West Ben­gal, re­plac­ing the Left.

The three Vid­han Parishad seats in UP also came into the BJP kitty. In the re­sults an­nounced on Thurs­day, BJP won eight out of the 10 mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tions in Ma­ha­rash­tra.ThoughShivSe­nagot more seats than BJP in BMC, the lat-

BIG LO­CAL VIC­TO­RIES

ter has got a ma­jor­ity in eight cities. Congress has been rel­e­gated to an also-ran po­si­tion. Mean­while, Union Min­is­ter Dhar­men­dra Prad­han and BJP gen­eral sec­re­tary Arun Singh will be in Odisha to mon­i­tor the for­mal an­nounce­ment of lo­cal bod­ies elec­tions. BJP­sources­saidthep­artyap­pre­hends tha­trul­ingBJD­maytry­tou­seitsin­flu­ence the out­come on some seats.

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