Bhartiya Janta Party government loss in Uttar Pradesh bypolls for the Lok Sabha seat of Phulpur and Gorakhpur has raised so many questions on BJP. All targeted the party and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the loss. Everybody insulted the party and started giving their verdicts that coalition of different parties will effect the Bhartiya Janta Party win in upcoming elections.
But BJP has answered all such political pundits with a befitting reply. The victory of BJP in Rajya Sabha bypolls has shut the mouth of all. As predicted all the eight seats won by the BJP, one by SP and the most suspicious last seat also went to kitty of BJP. BSP candidate has got 32 votes. The moves of the Chanakya of BJP Amit Shah in last moment have jeopardised the “SP-BSP agreement” between Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav. Amit Shah backdoor talks has once again changed the entire equation in the election.
There were total 10 of 31 Rajya Sabha seats. To win a seat, a candidate had to get the votes of 37 MLAs or state legislators. There were nine BJP candidates and one each from the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The BJP has 324 MLAs, so eight of its nine candidates swept the seat easily leaving 28 votes spare for the ninth candidate, Anil Agarwal. The Samajwadi Party has 47 MLAs, so its sole candidate easily won and it was having 10 surplus votes. Mayawati has 19 MLAs. So the tough fight clearly remained for one seat between BJP ninth candidate and Mayawati’s BSP.
For 10th seat status was BSP-19, SP-10, Congress-7,Nishad party-1, RLD-1, Raja Bhaiya-1, Total= 39
BJP’s status=28 extra votes, Independent MLAs-3, Nitin Aggarwal-1, Vinod Saroj-1, Nishad Party-1, RLD-1, Total=35.
Mayawati was eyeing 10 Samajwadi Party’s extra votes, Congress -7 and one from Ajit Singh’s party to make her safe. But here come’s the twist…
Just before the elections, the High Court had given a huge blow to BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party. BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari locked in Banda Jail and Hariom Yadav, an SP MLA from Firozabad jail, has been bared from voting in the Rajya Sabha elections. With this one vote of both parties decreased.
Another hit on the back was Cross voting done during elections. BSP candidate Anil Singh had voted for BJP clearly stating that I am with Yogi ji. SP candidate Nitin Agarwal had also voted for BJP. Independent MLA Amanmani Tripathi also voted in favor of BJP. He said that “We are going to obey the order of ‘Shri Maharaj Ji (Yogi Adityanath). Maharaj Ji is our guardian. This is my intrinsic voice. Looking at their one-year work style, we are going to strengthen their hands”. Nishad party MLA Vijay Mishra also voted in favor of BJP. Independent MLA Raja Bhaiya had also voted in favour of BJP according to sources. One BJP and one BSP vote was declared invalid because of faulty voting. Two BJP MLAs from UP abstained from voting. This had brought down the required numbers (to bag the RajyaSabha seat) to 36.
To all the people who were angered by the move of BJP of induction of Senior Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal to the BJP, BJP has also answered them back with a perfect reply. Due to this move of BJP one vote of Mayawati has also been affected and BJP has quashed the motive of BSP entry and had also helped BJP 9th Candidate to reach Rajya Sabha.
BJP has entered the house of enemy and destroyed their castle. BJP has given a setback to Mayawati who used the same concept to defeat Atal Ji. Due to Mayawati only, Atal government was collapsed by one vote. Today BJP has taken its revenge perfectly and slapped the opposition so hard that they will never be able to forget this day ever. BJP has once again proved that there is no party that can match the strategy of BJP.