New Delhi, May 20: Assembly Election Results of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry have been declared. As expected, Congress suffered big loss in Assam and Kerala due to lack of strong leadership and wrong strategies. BJP achieved historic mandate in Assam winning 60 seats out of the 126 seats. However everyone is raising question over Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s leadership for party’s defeat in Assam and Kerala, there is a theory that shows that despite losing two states, Congress gained more than BJP.Also Read - CBSE Class 12 Board Exams 2021: Board Acknowledges Error in Sociology Paper on 'Gujarat Violence', to Take Action Against Paper Setters
In Assam, BJP ended Congress’ 15-year long rule bagging 60 seats. BJP and its allies Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) won a combined 86 seats in the 126-member Assam Assembly. Had the Congress made alliance with Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF, situation would have been better for the party. Somehow Congress managed to win 26 seats. (ALSO READ: Assembly Election Results 2016: How BJP spread and Congress shrinked in Assam) Also Read - Punjab Assembly Polls: Akali Dal's Manjinder Singh Sirsa Joins BJP In Presence of Union Ministers
Congress lost Kerala too. But remember, Kerala is the state which has the habit of rejecting every incumbent government. So it was obvious that Malyalees would choose Communists. How was the performance of the BJP? It won just one seat. Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: 5 Members of Gang in UP TET Question Paper Leak Incident Arrested
In Tamil Nadu, Congress made alliance with Karunanidhi’s DMK and won 8 seats. How many seats BJP bagged? Zero. West Bengal gave even more interesting outcome. Congress emerged as the main opposition in the state winning more seats than its allies. Congress won 44 seats, while the Left which ruled the state for 34 straight years, have won less seats (32). And the BJP got just three seats. However Congress-DMK alliance wrested to power in Puducherry, but the victory was ignored.
So if you take a overall view of the Assembly elections in the five states, Congress won 115 seats alone. On the other hand, BJP could win 64 seats. The fact of the matter is BJP won just 4 seats outside Assam. Even in Assam, Congress’ vote share is higher than the BJP. If the BJP is thinking about congress-mukt Bharat buoyed by these numbers, then they are living in fool’s paradise.