The BJP led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah has won the Gujarat state elections in a big way with 99 seats and 49.8% percentage of votes, a kind of all-time record for a party which is in power for 21 years. Congress lost Himachal Pradesh very badly getting almost half of what BJP Got. It is win-win all over for BJP which won massive victories in UP Municipal and corporate elections a few days ago.
Congress played all the tricks of the trade. They were nervous about the results, so what they did was to appoint Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president. Manishankar explaining the practice of appointing a son as very common in India historically, and giving examples how Akbar nominated Jehangir, than Shah Jahan, than Aurangzeb, etc. Congress did their best to divide the Patels and Patidar patels through Hardik Patel and other two youth leaders. The BJP was able to hold on to Patels and stop division of votes among caste.
Surat businessmen who had complained about demonetization and GST also supported BJP in a big way, shocking people like Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh who had criticized the bill in a big way. Rahul visiting all temples and his spokesperson trying to show him as a janevu wearing Brahmn was a disaster. All the big cities of Gujarat went for the BJP giving slaps to people like Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh.
All the people who wanted Modi to lose Gujarat so that they can start celebrating the arrival of the new king Rahul on the throne got disappointed. All the media who worked hard to show Congress leading in many places, even when not even 10% votes were counted, got exposed.
Looks like the BJP /NDA with 22 states under their rule are in full control to make changes to the constitution. Triple Talaq, article 370 and Shariya laws may be addressed sooner than expected. India has tolerated two separate laws, separate courts, separate subsidies for minority Muslims. Congress will find it difficult to go all the way to support continuing these laws as public opinion is against Congress.
In a few months, elections to Karnataka, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Manipur are going to be held. Karnataka will have a royal battle. CM Siddaramaiah is a loyalist to the Gandhi dynasty and he has been following the same formula Congress is adopting all over India. Divide the Hindus, everywhere get a solid Muslim and other minority votes, and win. He has given special favors, grants to mosques and has agreed to celebrate Mysore King Tippu Sultan as a secular freedom fighter.
World leaders and organizations are praising Modi and the government for good financial decisions. India is marching. Modi has scored 99 and not out, going strong. Let us not forget that Modi is a cricket lover who admires Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
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