Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Mehbooba faces pressure to contest Anantnag-Rajouri LS seat | Promise fulfilled: Tendulkar meets Kashmir’s para cricketer Amir Lone | NIA attaches houses of 4 accused | SIA Kashmir files charge sheet against Barkati, his wife | NIA attaches houses of 4 accused | Ladakhi groups hold meaningful talks with MHA’s High Power Committee | Cong can’t think beyond ‘parivarvaad’: PM Modi | LG inaugurates GTRI conclave at Patna | Omar laments denial of elected Govt to J&K | 2-way traffic resumes on Jmu-Sgr highway | New criminal laws to become applicable from July 1 | Rajnath approves cash rewards for winners | JKTWS Conducts Medical Camp Supported by International Expertise | "There Should Be A Solution Through Dialogue": Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait | India, Bangladesh recognise their constitutions as 'living documents': CJI Chandrachud | Dulloo makes his maiden visit to Mubarak Mandi Palace | School teacher killed as scooties collide in Akhnoor | Justice Tashi inaugurates orientation prog for Legal Aid Defence Counsels | Bullet train to transform Mumbai-Ahmedabad region as corridor of economic prosperity: Vaishnaw | Indian Navy provides assistance to merchant ship attacked in Gulf of Aden | About 36% RS candidates have criminal cases against them | Guru Ravi Dass teachings ever relevant, follow these in letter & spirit: Kavinder | Sub-zero night temp continue in Kashmir | Northern Commander exhorts all ranks to maintain operation tempo | Former MLC from Kupwara to join BJP | DIG CKR urges youth not to fall prey to drug abuse | Seeking to plug loopholes, EC tweaks policy on transfer of officers ahead of polls | Shrine Board sponsors cochlear implant surgeries for two children, transforming lives in Katra | Civil Defence, organises awareness camp | Shiv Sena demands reservation, monthly allowance to medal winners | NYK holds District Level National Youth Parliament Festival 2024 | Reasi police tightens noose on bovine smugglers, 2 accused arrested | Forest Division commemorates Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti with grand plantation drive | Power shut down in several areas | Kishtwar idol season 2.0 hits a high note at TRC Mughal Maidan | Vikramjit Singh convenes public outreach camp at Pulwama | Group Captain Rahul Tyagi empowers future leaders at Sainik School Nagrota workshop | District Mountaineering Association, unveils thrilling adventure calendar for 2024 | Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes fifth Indian to score 600 or more runs in a Test series | I always dreamt of being a cop, Deepti Sharma after becoming DSP in UP Police | Having WPL in different cities will improve profile of the tournament: Mithali Raj | Abhay Singh storms into Goodfellow Classic squash final | Warner misses 3rd T20I against NZ due to adductor soreness, likely to be fit for IPL | Yathiraj, Pramod, Krishna in finals of Para Badminton World Championships | Bashir's four-wicket burst puts India on backfoot after Jaiswal's gritty fifty | Back Issues  
news details
Assembly poll results show ‘Modi magic’ remains strong in Hindi heartland
12/3/2023 11:22:39 PM

New Delhi, Dec 3: The assembly poll results on Sunday have delivered a ringing endorsement of the BJP’s strategy centred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal and governance plank, quashing the Congress’ hopes of revival in the Hindi heartland and boosting the impression that the ruling party is favourite to retain power for a third straight term in 2024.
The BJP had taken the gambit of not projecting any chief ministerial face and built its campaign around grander narratives involving the Modi government’s works despite misgivings in some quarters, as the five state polls came months after the Karnataka elections where a similar strategy came unstuck. A big win in Karnataka had fuelled the Congress’ hopes that it had finally found a counter-punch powered by local leadership and welfare guarantees to put the BJP on the defensive but Sunday’s verdict makes it clear that the ‘Modi magic’ remains strong and can turn the tide in the states where it enjoys strong organisational presence. If anything, the BJP amplified its pitch around the prime minister during these polls as its manifestoes featured his guarantees, with Modi crisscrossing the poll-bound states, except for Mizoram, to seek popular support to deliver on his welfare and development promises.
He addressed 14 rallies each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and five in Chhattisgarh after the polls were announced. He held two massive roadshows in Rajasthan and one in Madhya Pradesh and his entries in many of rally venues were marked by a drive through cheering supporters.
The extent of the party’s win in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh has taken even some of its leaders by surprise, as most exit polls gave the Congress an edge in the former and were mixed in their forecast for the latter. A campaign devised by its central leadership with Home Minister Amit Shah focussing more on Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh worked like a magic, party leaders said. It tapped into anti-incumbency against Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel-led government and countered the perceived indifference in some segments of voters with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led dispensation, with intensive ground work and having many regional satraps and MPs, including Union ministers, contest the polls. However, Chouhan has succeeded in making a point against detractors by spearheading his campaign around his government’s schemes, especially ‘ladli bahna’ scheme, and making an emotional connect with voters. He has fashioned himself as people’s avuncular ‘mama’ and, by most accounts, the strategy worked, more so as his image of an affable and everyday man contrasted nicely for him against Congress’ chief ministerial face Kamal Nath, termed by critics as someone who is arrogant and not a team man. It will draw particular satisfaction from the Congress’ decimation in the three Hindi-speaking states as the opposition party, especially its leader Rahul Gandhi, had made a big issue around the demand of caste census to reach out to Other Backward Classes voters.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center