The recent Rajasthan by-polls elections results can possibly set the stage for a close 2019 election. As it has come after the verdict of Gujarat, the results of the Rajasthan By-polls are a pretty good indication that the opposition has learnt the skills of managing equations by segregating caste and society sensibly and even the choice of the right candidates.
The results of the by-polls precisely gave a wider idea about the Ruling Party’s worries in the state and also the fall of the equity of the state government of Rajasthan. Rajasthan was one of the states the BJP won in 2013 assembly elections. The party won 163 seats in the 200- member assembly, defeating the party in power, the Congress. The two parties have swapped power in the state every five years since the 1993 election. The win helped build momentum for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s march to power in the national elections five months later. Inclusive in those Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party had won all parliamentary seats in Rajasthan- 25 out of a maximum of 25.
Recently voters of Rajasthan have sent out a clear anti-incumbency verdict which could have a bearing on the future of individuals- Raje and the Congress’ Sachin Pilot. These two individuals have carried out an efficient campaign for their respective parties in the state of Rajasthan.
And it could also have a bearing on issues, strategies, and candidate choice of the two parties in state elections later this year and National elections next year.
With maximum eight-nine months before the assembly elections in the state of Rajasthan, both Raje and the BJP’s leadership may have a tough tussle to maintain a good positioning.