Modi’s BJP sweeps 3 Indian states ahead of 2024 general elections
The Hindu nationalist party was predicted to retain the state of Madhya Pradesh besides wresting Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The Indian National Congress was ahead in the southern state of Telangana.
A supporter of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bhartiya Janata Party at an election rally. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)
INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party were on its way to win three out of five states that went to elections between November 7 and 30. Counting of votes in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana were underway on Sunday (3) while that for the north-eastern state of Mizoram will take place on Monday (4).
The saffron party crossed the half-way mark in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh while the Indian National Congress was set to get a consolation win in the southern state of Telangana.
Of the three states where the BJP was winning, two were under the Congress’s rule before these elections while one under the BJP.
One of the reasons for the Congress’s poor show in the elections is said to be the erosion of the tribal support. In Madhya Pradesh, which was under the BJP, the opposition party appeared to have a sliding support base among the tribals.