Modi has to form a coalition government for the first time

Various promises, assurances, Modi magic did not work. Narendra Modi’s BJP failed to secure a single majority in the 18th Lok Sabha elections. This powerful party of India could not come close to the target of winning 400 seats. Even BJP alone could not cross 300 seats.

Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 240 of the 542 seats, according to results released on the country’s Election Commission website at midnight on Tuesday (June 4). The main opposition Indian National Congress won 99 seats.

The BJP came to the field demanding the construction of Ram Mandir, abrogation of Article 370, fulfillment of the promise of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). ‘One country one vote’, their pledge to enforce uniform civil code, was their slogan to cross 400 seats. But the Lok Sabha results indicated that this is the first time that the BJP will have to rely on the support of allies to form a government. Just 11 and a half months ago, the anti-Gara alliance blocked the path of Padme’s absolute majority.

According to the poll results, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance’s total number of seats stood at 286. On the other hand, the total number of seats of the Congress-led India Alliance is 202.

The post of Leader of Opposition requires winning 55 seats in the Lok Sabha. But the Congress, which won 44 seats in 2014 and 52 in 2019, did not get that status as per the parliamentary rules. This time Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi’s party is going to get that status.

In the 2019 elections, the Congress-led alliance won only 94 seats. And Congress alone got 52 seats. In other words, the oldest political party in India has made a surprising improvement in this election.

In that year’s elections, the BJP single-handedly won 303 seats. And BJP-led coalition NDA won 352 seats. The Modi magic and nationalist air worked for the BJP at that time. But this time nothing worked for him. This time, BJP won the most seats in the elections, but it did not get the required number of seats to form the government. That’s why BJP has to rely on NDA alliance partners.

The two parties in the NDA alliance are Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United. They can fill the gap in BJP’s majority. After 2014, such a situation was created for the first time.

The Modi magic has faded a lot now. Modi won from his constituency Varanasi. But compared to the last time, Modi’s margin of victory has decreased by about three and a half lakh. However, on Tuesday morning, Modi fell behind by a small margin of votes, surprising everyone. Later, however, the gap gradually increased. In the end, he won by almost one and a half lakh votes.

Modi said that if the BJP returns to power, gas will reach homes through pipelines. He ran out of every campaign meeting with various promises. But even then, the election results are making him uneasy. The BJP has lost the country’s three largest states (in terms of population) Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress-Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray)-NCP (Sharad Pawar) trailed Modi’s party in Maharashtra. And Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool has fulfilled that ‘responsibility’ alone in West Bengal.

A section of political observers think that the results of ‘India’ (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance), a joint platform of various regional forces including Congress, Trinamool, Left, formed just a year ago, are quite indicative.

Many people in the political circles feel that if the scope of seat compromise is increased and it is smooth, the result of ‘India’ would have been better in Bihar, Delhi and even in Maharashtra.

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Narendra Modi started his speech with ‘Jai Jagannath’ on Tuesday evening after the election results. Incidentally, this time BJP has won a huge victory in Odisha. After the NDA crossed the magic number to form the government at the center for the third time in the country, Modi’s 34-minute speech did not even utter a ‘Jai Shriram’.

Talked about Ram Mandir but not BJP, emphasized on NDA alliance. NDA was repeatedly heard in his speech. Some believe that other parties may increase pressure on the BJP in the event of a coalition government. The results of the polls show that despite the Modi government in the country, there has been a slight decline in the support of the people towards the Prime Minister.