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It's a clean sweep for Cong, TMC in bypolls

It's a clean sweep for Cong, TMC in bypolls

It is believed that Congress is way ahead of BJP in Rajasthan under the strong leadership of Sachin Pilot. The party, which wrested power from the Congress in 2013 in Rajasthan, had 161 MLAs in the House of 200. Proud of each and every one of you. What ails the BJP is that it talks of "beyond the term objectives" and this is the reason for the gradual erosion of the people's belief in its programmes.

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot, according to News18 Rajasthan, said that his party's victory was possible because of the arrogance of BJP adding that Chief Minister Vasudhara Raje should resigns taking the moral responsibility of defeat. The Congress's recovery of some of the lost ground reflects a general dissatisfaction with the Vasundhara Raje government. Unemployment is hurting the youth.

Results in the Noapara assembly seat, where the TMC candidate won with a margin of around 60,000 votes, suggest that the BJP might actually be able to claw its way into the principal opposition space, though it will be dwarfed by Banerjee's massive popularity. TMC candidate Sunil Singh won by a margin of 63,018 as he polled almost 54% of all the votes cast.

Like the BJP, there is internal factionalism in Congress too, with Ashok Gehlot harbouring ambitions of becoming the CM again.

In Mandalgarh Assembly constituency, the Congress won by almost 13,000 votes while its candidate in Alwar LS constituency recorded a victory by more than 1.56 lakh votes. He opted to back Dr Karan Singh Yadav, the party nominee who finally won the bypoll.

Yet, the voters of Ajmer and Alwar have elected Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha bypolls by wide margins.

In Ajmer, where the community has about two lakh members, Raghu Sharma of the Congress defeated former Union minister and BJP leader Sanwarlal Jat's son Ramswaroop. Congress is leading in the crucial parliament seats of Alway and Ajmer which were held by the BJP, while the BJP is leading in the assembly seat for Mandalgarh.

Congress - 108161, BJP- 85510. Congress came fourth with 10,527 votes. In Alwar- Congress 172535 BJP 133289. At 3.30 pm when 83.23% votes had been counted, he was leading his BJP rival by 1,46,925 votes. The numerically-significant Rajputs have also been seething in the state, first over the "encounter" of gangster Anandpal, a fellow Rajput, and then over the Padmaavat film controversy Some Rajput organisations had announced that they would not vote for the BJP.