The results of the Election Commission of India show that Modi’s Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its coalition partners have returned to power in Bihar, the country’s third most populous state with a population of over 100 crore. People.
As soon as the results of the Bihar Assembly elections came out, Modi tweeted on Tuesday local time, saying, “With the blessings of the people, there is an atmosphere of democracy in Bihar once again.” “I assure every citizen of Bihar that we will work for the equal development of every sector and every individual.”
Earlier polls had hinted that the BJP could be headed for defeat in Bihar, which has been hit hard by measures to curb India’s coronavirus epidemic, which is the worst in the world besides the United States in terms of virus castle load.
However, the number of daily new coronavirus cases in India has dropped since September when authorities reported more than 1,000,000 a day, but cases have resumed in the country’s capital, New Delhi. Earlier this week, Delhi recorded the biggest one-day increase in the Kovid-11 case, topping over 450,000.
What does voting mean?
Although the Bihar elections were held in the shadow of the country’s emerging coronavirus crisis, Giles Verniers, a professor of political science at Ashok University in the Indian state of North Haryana, said it was unclear how coronaviruses played a role in getting people to vote.
Bihar had already faced high unemployment rate before Kovid-1 Bihar, but it was made worse by the lockout and control of migrant workers, he said. The BJP had to spend some votes due to resentment and resentment over how the overseas crisis was handled. In the last elections of 2015, the BJP got 86.6% of the votes, but this election it won only ૨ 29.7%.
“It seems clear that Covid took a stand on every problem that existed … but not on the issue of where he would knock the government out.”
“Voters believe in Modi that he means good, he can’t go wrong, that he is the only option that exists and keeps a close eye on the outcome of the government’s action.”
Although the BJP lost its share of the vote in Bihar, its tight election success has changed the party’s fortunes, despite winning last year’s general election and several recent defeats in other local elections.
“The outcome for Bihar is clearly welcome news for the BJP,” Verniers said.
How the election went
As people were heading to the polls, it was clear that it was not just another election.
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Despite increasing cases of coronavirus in some parts of India, Bihar politicians rallied ahead of the state polls. Images on social media showed large gatherings, where a few people wore face masks or practiced social distance.
“India has shown that it has the capacity to hold safe elections in terms of voting and counting,” Verniers said. “You can’t say that for publicity.”
CNN’s Vedika Sud also contributed to the reporting from New Delhi.
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