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Swaraj India Presidium Member and National Spokesperson Anupam’s article: By-polls Results, Anti-Incumbency and Two Steps Back

Swaraj India Presidium Member and National Spokesperson Anupam’s article: By-polls Results, Anti-Incumbency and Two Steps Back

By-polls Results, Anti-Incumbency and Two Steps Back

The results of 4 Lok Sabha and 11 Vidhan Sabha by-polls announced on 31st May prove that a very strong anti-incumbency against Modi government has begun to creep in. Bharatiya Janata Party performing so poorly, that too when the alternatives were not very credible ones, show that the popularity levels of Mr. Modi and his party is not where we were made to believe it to be, through incessant propaganda.

Inaction, incompetency and insensitivity on public issues like farmers distress to youth unemployment are adversely affecting the BJP. The common people have now started to believe that Modi is not someone who can take the country forward in the right direction. Promises of ‘Achhe Din’ and ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ remind us of hollowness. The government led by Prime Minister Modi has focused on slogans and acronyms, events and media management, speeches and more speeches instead of substantial ground work. And even after this inglorious defeat, this bad habit continued who the Home Minister said the defeat was only two steps back before taking a giant leap!

The desperation to form a government in Karnataka, even with unethical or unconstitutional means, was fresh in the minds of voters. The fuel price hike must also have pinched the pockets of common man, leading them to vote against the ruling party. Divisive politics and propaganda machinery unleashed by the BJP has only worsened the situation.

These by-elections have made clear that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will see the issues of youth and farmers at the centre of political narrative. Swaraj India, as an instrument of alternative politics, will be working for that change and ensure to hold the government accountable for its failures.

Photo credit: RR Nagar Election Result of  By-poll Results Live


AUTHOR: ANUPAM

Presidium Member & National Spokesperson of Swaraj India
An engineer, corporate executive turned political activist, Anupam is the voice and face of Swaraj India and its Youth Wing.
anupamconnects@gmail.com

The author’s views are personal.