Rajasthan elections 2023: Thumkas for BJP, jhatka for Congress

NEW DELHI | Updated: 03 December, 2023 2:12 pm IST
BJP workers celebrate in front of party office (Photo from social media)

NEW DELHI: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reigns supreme leading in 112 constituencies of the total 199 seats which have gone for elections in Rajasthan, female party workers have come to the fore as they shake legs to the tune of victory in front of the party office in Jaipur. 

Women clad in saffron sarees and salwar suits thronged in front of the office to celebrate the massive victory, although the counting is still underway. “BJP promises safety for women and a fight against inflation, aur iske wajah se BJP jeet raha hai (Which is why the BJP is winning),” said one of the female workers. 

 

The saffron party is safely past the majority mark, having established itself inside a safe territory and along safe grounds with little to worry about, the Congress has to take to the drawing board once again. Most exit polls had predicted a neck and neck contest between the two parties, however, what has been perceived is a landslide victory, with little in the way of an obstacle from the Grand Old Party.

Pre-election, the mandate from the Congress party had been a major victory in the state as stated by Sachin Pilot, the former deputy Chief Minister, who had told The New Indian, “The preparation is for all to see, we are winning the elections with ease.”

 

Another female party worker said, “This is just formality. We always knew that BJP will win without any problem. The people are tired of Congress.” Earlier in 2018, the Congress government-led by Ashok Gehlot, had thwarted the BJP’s reign at the helm gaining 100 seats, while the saffron party had claimed 73 seats. 

Presently, CM hopeful from Congress Gehlot is leading from his Sardarpura seat, while BJP’s hopeful Mahant Balaknath is leading from his Tijara constituency seat.

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