The sweep in the three hindi heartland states by the bjp has three clear implications: 2024 is now a done deal for the party with a 200-seat pole position in the lok sabha battle, the india bloc could be a non-starter with the congress position itself in peril, and the caste census ‘bogey’ has flopped, senior bjp leaders have told News18.
BJP has won big in madhya pradesh and achieved comfortable majority in both rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The bjp also won eight seats in Telangana, with one of its candidate Venkata reddy -Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>ramana reddy defeating both the outgoing chief minister K chandrasekhar Rao and congress cm face revanth reddy from kamareddy in a moral victory. The impact of this will be seen on the 2024 lok sabha polls as the bjp is looking for a sweep in the hindi heartland states of Uttar Pradesh, gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, and the three states it has now won on Sunday.
At least two bjp leaders said this means that the party now starts in a 200-seat pole position from the heartland with congress on the back-foot. Uttar Pradesh and gujarat with 106 lok sabha seats together, are the citadels of the bjp where it aims to win at least 100 seats together. The party is now also looking at a clean sweep in the 65 lok sabha seats in madhya pradesh, rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, much like in 2019 when it won 62 of these seats. The other sweeps for bjp are expected from Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
bjp leaders say that the main issue of the lok sabha 2024 battle is anyway for a third term for narendra modi and the atmosphere for it will be set by the ram temple inauguration in ayodhya in january 2024.