Fews days ago BJP registered a tremenduous victory in Rajya Sabha polls that has shocked everyone. The victory not only shut the mouth of opposition but also gave the BJP favourable hand and party emerged as the one with the largest number of seats in Rajya Sabha.
Although the party still has not reached the majority number as it is having in the Lok Sabha but still the party is not too far from reaching the level. With a systematic approach, the party can achieve its target very easily.
As the opportunities are pouring over, with the terms of three nominated MPs getting over BJP can take advantage of it to negotiate issued-based support from some non-NDA and non-UPA parties.
The government will then have the option of improving its strength by nominating new members in place of three who are retiring later next month. Three of the present nominated members are likely to support the government and four of independent Member of Parliament(MPs) are likely to go with the treasury benches. The government can also try to rope in former ally Indian National Lok Dal, which has just one member in the Upper House.
Although there is still a big block of members including from UPA, Left and Trinamool Congress, who are unlikely to support the government on a bill where the opposition is rallying against the government. But the NDA can inch towards the halfway mark of 123 soon if it gets the support of regional parties such as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), TRS, YSR Congress and Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
With the support from independents and nominated MP’s it can reach to a majority and this will be a big boost for Modi government and tight slap on the opposition as it will add to government ability to get key bills passed and will help Modi government to reduce the numerical disadvantage it suffers in the Upper House. It will give Modi government upper hand over the opposition.
Current status of different parties in Rajya Sabha
From 58 seats BJP has jumped to 86 seats which along with its allies reach to level of 104. NDA is currently having 104 seats which was before the Rajya Sabha election 71 in number. Congress had suffered a huge loss of 21 seats and fall down from 59 to 38 seats and along with it’s alliance also it is still 56 in number quite far from the level of BJP.
This is a good sign for BJP, which has been struggling in the Upper House since it assumed office in 2014. Now BJP should concentrate on increasing it more by availing the benefits of opportunities in coming days. This will totally shake the opposition who always tries to struck the path of passing bills for their own selfish motives and hinder the working of both the houses of parliament causing loss to the country. On the other hand, it will be a big boost for PM Modi led BJP government in order to pass important bills needed for the welfare of people and development of the country.