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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

Know in detail how angry farmers deprived BJP of majority

New Delhi: The results of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 have been quite surprising for the BJP. The results of the elections have given the biggest shock to the BJP. The BJP was campaigning with the slogan ‘Abki Baar 400 Paar’. But the public stopped the BJP at only 240 seats. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP alone won 303 seats. This time the BJP has suffered a huge loss of 63 seats. Although the BJP is going to form the government with the support of other NDA constituents, but in the ‘khichdi’ government, the strength and decision-making ability of the BJP will not be the same as before. The party has started brainstorming about the reasons behind the loss of huge seats to the BJP.

Are farmers responsible for BJP’s loss?

There is a lot of discussion about the weakened position of BJP in the political corridors. The farmers’ displeasure with the Modi government is being seen as the biggest reason behind the huge loss suffered by the BJP. There was a big movement in the country against the BJP regarding the agricultural laws. Farmers sat on dharna in Delhi for several days. However, the Modi government withdrew the agricultural laws in view of the anger of the farmers. But the Modi government was largely unsuccessful in calming the anger of the farmers. This is the reason why the vote share of BJP in rural areas has fallen from 39.5% in 2019 to 35% now. Apart from this, due to the protest of farmers, BJP is also being estimated to lose 40 seats.

Decline in BJP’s rural vote bank

In 2019, BJP secured 39.5% of the rural vote. This time it secured 35%. In the same five years, its urban vote share increased from 33.6% to 40.1%. But as Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘India lives in its villages.’ This gain of 6.5 percentage points in urban areas is not enough to compensate for the loss of 4.5 percentage points in rural areas. This difference of 4.5 percentage points has taken BJP away from forming the government and BJP is going to form a government with crutches on the strength of NDA allies like AAP.

India’s dominance in rural areas

The BJP’s strong presence was particularly evident in urban centres. This was clearly seen in Delhi, where the party once again won all 7 seats by a huge margin. On the other hand, the All India Alliance of opposition parties dominated the rural areas. The alliance’s key party Congress saw its vote share in rural areas increase slightly from 17.1% in 2019 to 17.6%. The Samajwadi Party, on the other hand, got 62.7% support from rural areas, which dominated Uttar Pradesh despite the ‘double engine’ effect of Modi and Yogi’s leadership.

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