Many are baffled while trying to figure out how Bharatiya Janata Party won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections even though there were several permutations and combinations of parties to destroy PM Modi’s dream run. The opposition parties were heavily banking on Uttar Pradesh. The anti-Modi parties had decided that no matter whichever party wins Uttar Pradesh, other than BJP, they will celebrate together. But what happened was exactly the opposition.
The saffron party won 62 seats in Uttar Pradesh and its ally Apna Dal won 2 seats. The grand alliance won just 15 seats and the Congress party bagged only one seat despite the brother-sister duo (Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi) campaigning in the major party of the state.
The saffron wave was so strong that the Congress party won ZERO seats in 18 states and union territories. Apart from Congress, SP and BSP, the main obstacle for BJP was Mamata Banerjee’s TMC in West Bengal. But the saffron wave captured the citadel of Mamata Banerjee with almost equal percentage of vote shares. Even in the Hindi-belt seats, the BJP repeated its 2014 performance and improved in Karnataka.
Now let us analyse how PM Modi registered a historic victory by defeating over 20 parties in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The people who feel it hard to digest the “Chamatkaar” (Magic) of Chowkidar are saying that BJP came back to power after the Balakot air strike was carried out. So they meant to say that if Pulwama attack hadn’t taken place, then BJP would have lost the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
This is absolutely a fake charge. Indians knew how PM Modi would deal with terrorism after they saw the Uri surgical strike. Their faith in him deepened after the Balakot air strike was done.
One the other hand, the Congress not just demanded proof for the Balakot air strike just like it did during the Uri surgical strike but also supported the narrative peddled by Pakistan on several occasions. Congress even said that it would weaken AFSPA if voted to power. So the Indians naturally inclined towards BJP when it came to nation’s security.
Another argument we see is that few Congress leaning analysts claim BJP had polarized the Hindus, which helped them to win votes. But the question is who started the game of polarizing? Which party started to spread fear among the minority communities saying BJP will be lethal on them? Which party was saying that minorities have the first right on the natural resources of the nation?
Wasn’t that polarization? Even in the bordering states of India, Hindus lived as a second class citizens and this united the Hindus as they went on to back the party that supported them in all weather and season.
What united the voters to support BJP was that the Congress party supported each and every individual who were blabbering against PM Modi and BJP. For example, the Congress party supported Kanhaiya Kumar who supported anti-national slogans just because he and his gang was against PM Modi.
Hilarious thing is that the Congress party even supported the BJP leaders who attacked PM Modi for example, Yashwant Sinha and former BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha. In simple terms, Congress didn’t have an agenda or a leader.
Usually, the poor and inner rural-belt citizens are unaware of the central government schemes. But this time, it wasn’t the case as PM Modi reached crores of houses with his schemes like Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, providing LPG connections, bank accounts, and much needed electricity connections.
These points prove that the Indian voters have indeed dumped grand alliance and embraced the Modi government due to its progressive rules.