How Much the Political Map of India Has Changed During the Tenure of Modi Government? Read Complete Detail ONLY Here…
New Delhi : Narendra Modi, who has ruled Gujarat for nearly 13 years, now has more than 6 years as the Prime Minister of the country. In 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi won a historic victory, after which the party’s status changed completely. Election after election, the graph of the BJP kept increasing year after year and the Congress went on decreasing.
But, now it is going to be the one year of Modi Government’s second term and the political map of the country is seen changing again, after the defeat in Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra-Jharkhand, the BJP’s graph seems to be falling.
At one time the BJP was in government in 21 states of the country, but now the number has come down to 18. Let’s see how the political map of the country changed during the tenure of the Modi government…
In 2014, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the BJP won the Lok Sabha elections and after 30 years a party won power at the Center on its own. Narendra Modi was at the peak of popularity, the BJP continued to gain in the assembly elections after the Lok Sabha elections.
In 2014, BJP got historic victories in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. In Maharashtra, the BJP single-handedly won 122 seats, after which the Shiv Sena came with BJP. At the same time, BJP formed a government in Jammu and Kashmir with the PDP.
BJP also suffered a slight setback in the year 2015, as the it faced a crushing defeat in the assembly elections first in the capital Delhi and then in Bihar. In Delhi, the AAP got a historic vote in leadership of Arvind Kejriwal, while in Bihar, Nitish-Lalu duo came together and spoiled the BJP game.
Assembly elections were held in 2016 in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Puducherry and Assam. The BJP won only two of these states, but that too remained historic. This year, the BJP formed a government in Assam on its own, after which the then BJP President Amit Shah decided to emphasize the Northeast.
However, the BJP was not able to leave much of an impact in West Bengal and Kerala even after exerting a lot of emphasis. In both states, BJP could reach single digit only.
With the start of 2017, the countdown to the 2019 assembly elections had started and the election in Uttar Pradesh was a semi-final. Elections were to be held in 2017 after demonetisation, a total of 7 assembly elections were held this year.
In the beginning, BJP broke all records. BJP government was formed in Uttar Pradesh on its own and Yogi Adityanath was crowned by the state. Apart from this, BJP was also able to win in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur and Goa. However, the Akali-BJP alliance was defeated in Punjab.
Assembly elections were held in Gujarat in the second part of the year. It was the first assembly election in the state after Narendra Modi came to the center, Congress led by Rahul Gandhi gave its 100% but ultimately the BJP managed to save the two decades of power.
By the end of 2017, the country had become almost saffron and BJP was running the government in 19 states of the country. This year, Nitish Kumar once again left the RJD and came back with the BJP.
By the year 2018, the country was fully into the Lok Sabha election mode. The Congress was in full action after giving a tough competition to the BJP in Gujarat. This year did not prove to be good for the BJP and got many setbacks before the Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP lost power in its strongholds Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It was considered a big setback for the BJP engaged in the preparations for the Lok Sabha elections.
In the elections held this year, BJP gained power in Tripura. Became the largest party in Karnataka but could not gain power. In Meghalaya, BJP gained stake in the government, but in Mizoram-Nagaland there was no significant success.
This year was the year of Lok Sabha elections, everyone’s eyes were on it, will Narendra Modi again win the heart of the country? Everyone was surprised when the election results came, because the BJP came to power with more majority than last time. But there were some setbacks in the assembly elections.
With the Lok Sabha elections, elections were held in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Odisha and Arunachal Pradesh, where only in Arunachal Pradesh, BJP could form government on its own.
But after this, when elections were held in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, there were major setback for BJP. The Shiv Sena split up in Maharashtra, political drama continued for several days after the election results. BJP government was also formed, but collapsed in two days. Ultimately, the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP formed the government.
At the same time, BJP lost in Jharkhand and somehow managed to form a government with an alliance in Haryana. These proved to be major setbacks for the BJP after achieving a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
When elections were held in Delhi under the shadow of the ongoing movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the results were the same as before. Even after the BJP’s insistence, it could not do anything special and the AAP created history by winning more than 60 seats. Apart from this, BJP has also taken back its power in Madhya Pradesh this year. At the same time, the BJP has also gained power in Karnataka.
Now another election has to be held this year, this time the challenge before the BJP is to save the government in Bihar elections.