Blow to BJP in Haryana local body poll, loses mayoral/presidential positions in 5/7 municipal bodies
Coming as it did in the backdrop of the month-long agitation by farmers, analysts sought to read in the outcome the disquiet of the tillers, who constitute a large chunk of the voters.
Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja said that assembly election results reflect people’s unhappiness with the BJP government and that the Congress would have fared much better had the leadership chang
Both Fadnavis and Khattar have the PM’s backing and may retain chief ministership, but they will be at the mercy of allies
Nationalism card did not work as it did in LS polls, slowdown and job losses too pulled it down
Haryana and Maharashtra CMs will be looking to improve their poll performance; opposition weakened by infighting, leadership crisis
The elections are significant as it is the first assembly polls after Modi steered the BJP-led NDA to a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections for a successive second term at the Centre.