- BJP is reviewing defeat in Damoh by-election
- BJP came to Damoh with full force, then lost by 17 thousand votes
- Is excessive campaigning in Corona era the reason for BJP’s defeat?
- Local leaders ignored due to crowd of external leaders
BJP fights every election with full force. In the Damoh assembly by-election, the BJP had its full force. More than half of the Shivraj cabinet ministers were in the fray for one seat by-election. Organization Surma Type leaders were also camping there. About 50 MLAs from other regions camped to win
BJP state president VD Sharma has said that we will review the reasons for this defeat. At the same time, the candidate Rahul Lodhi said that we have lost the election due to internal enmity. He has given responsibility to veteran BJP leader Jayant Malaiya. At the same time, local experts are telling something else because of this defeat. The BJP has not been able to gauge the mood of the public at the local level. Let us tell you some major reasons, because of which the Damoh seat has been slipped from the hands of the BJP.
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Excess campaigning also costs BJP
BJP has campaigned extensively to win Damoh. To ensure victory in Damoh, BJP appointed ministers Bhupendra Singh and Gopal Bhargava as election incharge. Both come from Sagar district. Along with this, the organization also put its full strength here. BJP state president VD Sharma himself camped with his people. MP BJP in-charge Muralidhar Rao also camped in Damoh for two days. Apart from this, three more organization ministers, including co-organization General Secretary Hitanand Sharma and Ashutosh Tiwari, were placed there.
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At the same time, CM Shivraj Singh, former CM, 20 cabinet ministers and 50 MLAs also took charge in the Damoh by-election. Along with this, the minister in charge of election kept sitting in his district Sagar and looked after the work here. Also, BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia also campaigned this election. Experts believe that this is where the hype has overshadowed BJP.
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Local leaders ignored
Political information shows that in Damoh, the crowd of external leaders of BJP had gathered so much. Local leaders were beginning to feel neglected. They started feeling that we are not being asked. At the same time, candidate Rahul Lodhi was also in the Congress earlier. In such a situation, they could not get the expected support of local leaders. Supporters of former finance minister Jayant Malaiya were already opposing the candidature.
People angry with Corona’s havoc
The by-election in Damoh was taking place when the entire MP was groaning with Corona. Corona curfew was in force in most districts. Damoh was deprived of it but the infection was growing there. There was a message among the people that the government is not imposing Corona curfew here just because of the election. However, these were under the jurisdiction of the Election Commission. There was a lot of resentment among the urban voters because of this. By-elections were being held in Damoh due to Rahul Lodhi changing his party. Health Minister Prabhuram Chaudhary was campaigning there, leaving the state unhappy from Corona. There were photos from there that there is no crowd at his rallies.
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BJP could not help Malaiya family
Former finance minister Jayant Malaiya has been a six-time MLA from Damoh. He was defeated in the 2018 assembly elections. He was angry with Rahul Lodhi’s entry. Before the by-election, his supporters were demanding tickets for him. Also, Malaiya himself was talking about getting into the field. Other leaders, including Shivraj, tried to persuade him. After the results, the BJP lost all its wards. It is clear that the Malaiya family did not support the BJP candidate. At the same time, the party has also had to bear the brunt of the displeasure of the Kurmi society.