BJP Lost 70% Seats in Areas Campaigned by PM Narendra Modi in Recent Assembly Polls
Is Modi no longer BJP’s star campaigner?
In the recently-concluded state assembly elections across the Hindi-speaking states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost as much as 70 per cent constituencies in areas where Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned.
According to an India Spend report, based on electoral data, while Modi — once touted as the BJP’s “star campaigner” — held more than 70 per cent (22) of his rallies in MP and Rajasthan, the BJP managed to win only 22 out of 54 seats (41 per cent).
Likewise, in Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana, of the eight rallies Modi addressed in 26 constituencies, the BJP managed to salvage only one constituency. Additionally, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed 58 rallies across MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, where the BJP won 27 seats and lost 42.
In total, thus, the BJP lost 57 seats, which came to a winning percentage of around 28.75 per cent for the PM.