The Assembly elections 2023 results suggest two things. One,the BJP has won Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. In Telangana, however, the Congress has turned out to be victorious and defeated Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's BRS.
Second,notwithstanding various causes responsible for the victory of the BJP in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and Congress in Telangana, the issues of “misuse” of CBI and ED against Opposition leaders by the BJP and the “Caste census” raised by the Congress through out during its campaigns in these Assembly polls badly failed to yield any favourable results.
In Bihar and Jharkhand, the misuse of central investigating agencies against the opposition leaders such as Bihar Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren,and the “caste census” have their own importance.Reason is this.
Both Yadav and Soren were allegedly facing charges of corruption slapped on them by central investigating agencies.Also, the caste census proposal was approved by the Bihar Assembly.
Yet, the Assembly poll results in these four states of MP, Rajasthan, Telangana and Chhattisgarh are set to demoralise the Congress led allies on I.N.D.I. Alliance, especially JD(U) chief and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, brain behind the “caste census”.
The poll results indicate that the electorates in Hindi heart belt of these states have gone above the old sentiments of caste.
This was said by Sudhir Manjhi, a school teacher in Patna, who, in fact, echoed sentiments of a dozen farmers, women and youth of Bihar and Jharkhand in a random survey on mobile phone. Also the trends and comments by neutral observers show the same.
True, while the final assembly elections 2023 results will be declared soon, BJP leaders credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and party's welfare policies for the positive trends that show a clear victory for the party in three states.
And in Telangana, the victory of the Congress against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's BRS was attributed to anti incumbency and “ vote of people against mis rule of KCR”.